Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Trim Finish

Another thing that was finished was the trim on the Juliette Balcony.  I know I will be thrilled when the house is painted white with the black shutters... but several projects need to be done prior to that!

If you look really hard, you can see that I painted the carport door black!

Monday, March 30, 2015


Super excited to hear the sounds of saws and nail guns again today down at the house!!!  One of the things they were doing was installing the door frames for 5 pocket doors we have!!!  This one goes from the mud room into the mud bathroom!
This one goes from the butlers pantry into the exercise room...

..and OPPS... this is suppose to be a closet on the left, but since the door frame is backwards, they have closed in the closet and we now have a door from the laundry room into the mud room...ummm No -  this has to be fixed.. LOL!

Sigh... are we having fun yet?... well actually YES - I am loving this .. mistakes and all!!  Thank You Lord for our new house!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Leak No More!!!

So happy to say that after this last round of storms, it seems that our balcony leak has been fixed!!!  Thank you Lord!!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

So Sad..

This is the only picture I could find of our Building Consultant - Larry Haynes.  He was amazing and I told everyone that he was so well suited for his job...no matter how upset I was over anything, he had a way of calming me down and making sure I knew how to take care of the situation.  He kept our project on track so that we never missed an inspection and helped us get the best contractors.

Larry passed away from a heart attack a few days ago..and my heart is aching for his family..and for the loss of a friend. 

Thursday, March 12, 2015

The Leak....

all I can say is UUUUGGGGHHHHHHHH!  THANK YOU JESUS that we did not proceed with the insulation and dry wall!

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


Well - we have had some hick-ups and things have slowed down a bit in the construction of the house, but here is what we are working on now.

First of all, more crushed rock delivered and the drive in front of the house is now done.

Second - I got a call and found out the price of dry wall was going to increase by 20% as of January 1st. so instead of going on to the next step , which would have been insulation, we decided to use the money on the dry wall... and trust me when I say it was a LOT of money..

These are the frames for the pocket doors.  They have been delivered but not yet installed.

Another issue we have been dealing with is a leak.  We had a bad leak coming from the 2nd story porch which is located right above the kitchen eating area.  The roofers had to come back out and completely reseal that porch and I am now waiting for a big rain to test it before we even think of doing anything else... at least anything else that would close off that area - like insulation.