Early October Progress

We had another trip to prepare for, so in went the stairs/ladder and we finished up the exterior paint (aside from the door and touch-ups).  After getting back from the northern VA adventures, it was time to finish the propane lines!  Finally we could test the water heater, oven/stove, and the Newport P9000.  As much … Continue reading Early October Progress

Build Day 37 (8/2/12)

The good news is that I'm finally caulking the siding and trim and whatnot.  The bad news is that it's a very tedious task! After 2 of us working on it for about 3 hours, I think we're 1/2 done with it.  We went all around the window and door trim and in EVERY seam … Continue reading Build Day 37 (8/2/12)

Build Day 36 (7/29/12)

Last day of siding!!!!!!! Also one of the trickiest days of siding.  All we had left to do was put some on the small, side triangles on the dormers.  Tough angles though!  Thankfully I wasn't the one doing the mathematical calculations, so it went pretty well.  We also pondered exterior paint colors (finally mom gets … Continue reading Build Day 36 (7/29/12)

Build Day 35 (7/28/12)

As I've stated previously, life got crazy!  I was able to order appliances and do some theoretical work on the wee house, but no construction to speak of.  Back in the swing of things now though!  While I was in Las Vegas for a conference, the roof crew was working.  Although I had wanted to … Continue reading Build Day 35 (7/28/12)

Build Days 32, 33, 34 (6/21,6/23,6/24)

We kept chugging along at the end of June to get most of the siding done.  Since we had already completed the longer walls, it was time to tackle the siding around the front door.  The straight cuts were super easy, but then we had to cut around that lovely trim I picked out.  After … Continue reading Build Days 32, 33, 34 (6/21,6/23,6/24)

Build Days 28 and 29 (6/9/12 – 6/10/12)

Pretty short update that will be mostly photos...I've been behind on these because the draft of my research paper is due this weekend and frankly that's more important to me right now!  😉 On 6/9 and 6/10 Dad and I trimmed out the storage area on the back and put up the fascia boards around … Continue reading Build Days 28 and 29 (6/9/12 – 6/10/12)

Build Days 25, 26, 27 (6/6/12-6/8/12)

I'm combining these 3 days since they all deal with trim and would have been too short to separate and still be interesting. 6/6: We put all the corner trim on (well, almost all of it...there are some corners on the dormers that still need it, but we have to wait for the roof to … Continue reading Build Days 25, 26, 27 (6/6/12-6/8/12)