Quoted From A Fellow Traveler:

Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you smile. Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we're here we should dance.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Things Are Still Happening At The House

The Kiva has arrived, now to get it to the house.
 The truck has a lift gate so that helped.
 The small box is 1250 lb's, and the large one is 600 lb's.
 The contractor has a tractor with forks, so was able to move the crates to the driveway.
The roof is finished.
And the electricians finished up today.
 So that's one more thing completed.
 We are still waiting for the windows so the next step will be the stucco.

Friday, February 14, 2014

Rain Is Gone And Work Continues

We signed up for a tour of Boston Whaler which is located about 20 minutes away.
I was impressed with the size of their facility but didn't care for the working conditions in the area of manufacturing. No way could I work in an area for 8 hours with the fiberglass resin odor. It was tough breathing while just doing the tour.
Anyways.....we had to wear these vest. And the boats were awesome. The biggest one they make has three 300 horsepower outboards. Hang on!
This is my next project. Joyce found this online and we have already purchased the sink and faucet sets.
So off we went to the sawmill for another piece of cypress. This one was 2" thick, 18" wide, and 10 feet long.
 And here are our Vigas...faux log ends. We have twenty of these that will be stained or painted, and install below the roof line to give the effect of roof support timbers.
 Hallow inside!
 The roofers finally showed up so I had to get up there and check things out.
 Theses shingles are more difficult to install according to the roofers, so it's taking them a lot longer to finish the roof. No rain in sight so we are good for a finish-up on Monday.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Rain Is Causing Delays

Its been almost two weeks since the shingles have been delivered but the rain is causing a delay from doing the roof. The driveway is also ready to be poured if the rain ever stops.
 At least the interior work goes on.
 The plumber has finished the roughin
 And the electrician is staring to pull wire.
 They also did the form for our small front patio. There will be a small wall around the area.