Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Ummmm - We Need To Fix This!

Should I be able to see day light through my roof???  Apparently the framers removed some roofing shingles when they put up the Cupola's and well - I think they got a bit over zealous!    

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Thankfully - our framer is the bomb and has just been a joy to work with and he sent me an e-mail saying he would be out this week to correct this.  Thanks Nelson.. You Rock!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Outside of One More Repair...

.. I think the framer is finally done!!!
They had to reframe out the fireplaces

.. they built frames around the AC vents on the second story..

In some rooms we had to make sure the build outs matched so they do not look odd after the dry wall goes up.

...and the very last window was also installed.

This picture makes it look tiny, but it is actually quite large!  Once the house is painted white and the trim around this window is black, I believe it will look larger.


Called the electrician this morning - but we may be a week away from him getting started.  I am told that the electrical rough out takes a week. 

Once he is done, the next step is insulation.

Meanwhile - I keep going down there and working on the clean up... burning a lot of the lumber debris and putting everything else into the dumpster.... hard work, especially when it is hot!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Loving My New Eating Program

... and that says so much because my weigh loss has slowed down - like I knew it would... but it is still coming off!  I am thrilled to announce I am down to 132.  I wore a dress tonight to an antique auction that I have not been able to get into for a while.  It is not the little black dress that is my goal outfit to wear - but this other one was a mini goal for me.

I am not sure if the best part is losing the weight - or just how good I feel.  I get these bursts of energy and they are not from any kind of stimulant because I am not taking any diet pills - and I am completely caffeine free!!   Although I never drank coffee, I have been addicted to caffeine since I was in my early 20's and at one point I was drinking 2 liters of Diet Colas a day!

Praying I get an earlier shift at work this next shift bid so I can start taking zumba again too.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Sorry So Long...

.. but honestly there really has not been much to report.  Our house is being built slower than most because we are doing things a bit differently, we are going project by project... or maybe I should say contractor by contractor!  The AC guy had to finish his rough out and now my framer needs to finish his job so we can then look into hiring the electrician.  I just want to know where I am on costs before I get the electrician out here because that is a big expense!  Anyway - work resumed yesterday with the siding guys finishing up.  Here is what they did:

They finished trimming out the back porch...

...and around the newly installed front door


..as many of you know I have been putting verses all over the house thresholds and this is what is above our front door:
"But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD."


All the scriptures will eventually be covered - most by dry wall - but they will still be there for the life of the house!!

Monday, September 15, 2014

Diet Update

I am down exact 5 pounds in 5 days to 135.4!  It is a 30 day program so I fully expect not to lose a pound a day for that whole time and I know some of that is water weight...but a loss is a loss!

Here is one of my favorite inspiration photos:


...as for the house... the framer no showed today...

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Shut The Door!

....we have our front doors on!!!

There is a reason we took our old front doors off of our old house and brought them with us. They have been in storage for 13 years awaiting this house.

My Mom was an interior designer and she helped me redo our 1960's ranch house and these doors were a part of that redo.
This is the inside view.  I just love them!!!  Sure was a hassel though to find someone who could put them in since they were not pre-framed.