Monday, October 26, 2009

Jim finished installing a sink and countertop in the laundry room. One step closer to moving in....

The cabinets are looking good!
Jim and Steve started installing the kitchen cabinets.

The painters are just about finished painting the outside of the house.

Let's play cat and mouse!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Jim installed the toilet in the master bath today. And he started working on the shower.

We picked out decking material too.

This year's field corn crop was a little disappointing - next year will be better. This will only run the corn stove for about an hour. :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

The hardwood flooring is installed in the other first floor bedroom.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

We took advantage of a sunny day to plant some shrubs along the front porch.

The hardwood flooring in the master bedroom is finished and looks great!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

We got the hardwood flooring installed in the master closet. We are going to start on the shower next.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sidewalks and front steps - finally!
Sidewalk on the south side of the garage.

Jim and Steve got the OSB installed over the Lite Crete in the two upstairs bedrooms a couple of days ago.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

A new energy efficient washer and dryer. Sweet! The countertop for the cabinets should arrive in a couple of weeks and the laundry room will be pretty much complete.

All of the joists are in place and we have temporary steps to the deck What a beautiful sunny day we had today. The solar water panels were around 120 degrees and we got lots of hot air out of the air panels. The barn is toasty warm.

What do you think about a pumpkin color in the kitchen?

Jim's got the cabinets in place for the master bath. Now all we need is a counter top.

We lit a fire in the bake oven last night. We only got the temperature up to around 200F. The Tuli still needs to cure a bit before we set a really big fire.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

About half of the joists are in place. Looking good!

Monday, October 5, 2009

It's a little hard to see but the deck was started today. A gorgeous fall day!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

We've been waiting for this for a long time - the first fire in the Tulikivi.

You have to open one of the clean out holes and burn a couple of pieces of newspaper to get a good draft started.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Our solar water panels are doing a pretty good job keeping us warm in the barn via a radiant floor heating system. As you can see, the floor temp is 73.2 which is giving us an air temperature around 70. It feels very comfortable for this time of the year.

Cabinets! We picked up the cabinets for the master bath, master closet, and kitchen today. Jim has already installed the cabinets in the closet.

Abby bit Ziva! So Ziva took a trip to the vet. She's getting better.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The front porch just needs posts and railing now....and of course steps.

The concrete slab in front of the garage is complete.