Monday, December 8, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Here are Warren, Aubrey and Jake posing on a quilt that my quilting friends made for me way back (!) when Jake was expected.
We take pictures of the babies with Billy our 100+ lb. doberman (mostly to frighten thier other grandma's). Aubrey was happy to make his acquaintance. (For you non-dog people Billy is very gentle with the kids).
This is Johnny in his spiderman jammies and Burger King crown. Jess and Isaac found him asleep in bed with his crown on the night this was taken.
And here's little Jeanine in her car seat smiling adoringly at Miss Bessie Cow. She (the cow) is the best thing since sliced bread according to Jeanine. (Not counting her mom and dad, they're pretty great too).
Thanks for indulging me and taking a look at the kids!
Thursday, November 13, 2008
This is the south side of the house. Still waiting on stairs up to the front door!
The siding is done except for one plank across the top of the west end which will be put on when the guys put up the tongue and groove cedar planks that fill in the overhang area (I can't remember what that area is officially called).
This is the tongue and groove cedar with the paint drying on the living room floor.
We ordered our wood burning stove and are going to install it and start using it. Though we don't have insulation or drywall yet it will help to take off the chill in the great room this winter. Now that the carpenters are almost done we will be working on the radiant heat tubing and electrical. We'll keep you updated but the pictures aren't going to be quite as interesting!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
The roofing materials being delivered
Unfortunately we forgot to take pictures after the roof was completed. Next time!
Here are our stairs, finally done. Now it feels like a house to me because I don't have to go out through the garage, down the side of the house and into the french doors to get in the master bedroom.
For you people who work in construction here's the under side of the stairs. Built to last!
We also moved our 5th wheel from our neighbor's property (where it's been all summer) into our driveway. Thank you to Jerry and Mary Lou for being wonderful hosts and making us feel welcome.
Yes, that is fog you see in this picture. We couldn't even see the water for most of the day. The day dawned sunny, the fog came in sometime in the morning, and in the late afternoon it cleared up for a little while. That's a fairly typical day up on the north coast. What's not to love?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
This morning at about 10 we took off from Palo Alto and flew west to the coast. We headed up the coast from about Half Moon Bay all the way up to our property. It was absolutely beautiful! We couldn't have been blessed with a better day for flying on the coast - no fog and abundant sunshine.
After flying over our house, waving at neighbors and taking a few pictures we headed inland to Petaluma, landed, had lunch at the airport cafe, took off again and landed in Palo Alto. What a blast! We highly recommend it! Here's a few pictures of the day.
The Golden Gate Bridge
Point Bonita Lighthouse
Two views of our house (it looks huge)
The end of the day, parking the plane and tying it down.
Monday, September 22, 2008
This picture is the overhang on the west end. It will be covered with 1"x 6" tongue and groove boards painted white.
This is our dining area with the stairs beyond which go down to the master bedroom.
This is our kitchen. It you squint your eyes and hold your head to the right you might be able to see the island and cabinets beyond. Under the window will be our computer/desk area.
We hate it here, it's always foggy. : ' )
This is the front door from the inside looking south.
All of the plywood is on, including the roof, so the house is somewhat draft free at this point. We had a picnic lunch in the living room on Friday--what a view!
Cliff installed the front door, it looks wonderful. The roof structure creates our deck covering as you'll see from the next two pictures.
Our well is now hooked up to the pump and we have water!