Thursday, July 30, 2009


Drywall day finally arrived. It seems like years since we got this project started. Well, it is one year and two months as of July 19.

Here are a couple of pictures of the day the drywall arrived... first our driver and next our installers.

And now on to the work in progress..

the stairwell

the great room

one of the skylights

taping in progress

Next up, paint. I've been thinking about the colors for 14 months but now it's time to choose. The majority of the house will be green but we're putting in some blue and possibly a little bit of orange. The colors will reflect what you see when you look out the windows...ocean, the bluff and California poppies in bloom.
See ya next time (and I'll be covered in paint-my dad would have laughed at how sloppy I am at painting).

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Fuzzy Walls and Dump Runs

We now have insulation, aka fuzzy walls (and floors and ceilings). Next week is drywall and texture. We can hardly wait. The days leading up to the insulation coming were busy for Cliff with finishing up all the little details that are easy to put off. But he got everything done on time. The difference is amazing. We had become accustomed to sound traveling throughout the house. The insulation deadens sound, so when we walked into the house for the first time it sounded so different. We kept having to ask, "What?" when we were in different rooms trying to talk to each other.

One of the details that needed to be finished was making sure the projector screen worked properly and it does. We can hardly wait for out first movie night!

One of the unpleasant details that comes along with construction is all the trash that it generates. We went on dump run #78 (a little hyperbole there).

Of course, I hestitate to complain about dump runs when this is our view on our way home.
Stay tuned in for pictures of drywall....