It has taken a little more than year to birth this baby and I think it is beautiful. I know. I’m probably a little bit biased but you don’t have to take my word for it. See for yourself. Continue reading
Yep. Construction is officially complete. The crew has cleared the last of the construction debris and the first round of landscape planting is done.
Forty weeks! For those of you keeping track that’s fourteen weeks beyond the estimate when we started. According to our friends, only 14 weeks over is really good. We did hit a few snags along the way and Continue reading
We’ve been in the house a week already and our first guests from the USA arrived on Tuesday. Truth is, the house wasn’t quite ready for company and while it’s closer now, there is still a lot of work to be done and furniture to buy. We’re using outdoor furniture for living room chairs and a folding table in the dining room. Water is still intermittent and Continue reading
It turns out the alarm system still has a few bugs to be worked out so we had two false alarms through the night. Like all modern alarm systems, you have an ‘away’ and an ‘at home’ setting. When ‘at home’ is armed, all the internal sensors are bypassed so you can walk around inside without setting off the alarm.
It seems the motion detector in the entry hall… yes INSIDE the entry hall was set up as an external sensor. Just before bed, I set the ‘at home’ alarm then walked to the entryway to insure the front door was locked. Of course I passed in front of the entryway motion detector which set off the alarm and a 5-million decibel siren echoed through the house and across the valley. It was hard to get to sleep after that but we did.
…until about 2:30am. Continue reading
I have skipped several weeks in part because work has slowed pending delivery of the cabinets and because what has been done is all finer details that don’t appear much different in the photos than what was done before.
The day finally arrived. Continue reading
We’ve had another good week. The stonework is nearing complete under the bedrooms. The mortar has to cure a few days before they can perform the final cleaning but it’s looking really good already. They have also nearly finished closing up the opening under the bedrooms next to the entry. They have removed all the sun screens over the pool and deck so all the tile work there is done. Continue reading
Yes. I skipped a week. Since Week 29 photos were taken when week 30 was more than half over and little changed in the last few days of week 30, it seemed okay to skip.
We’re down to the fine details now ceiling mounted speakers, bathroom towel rods, toilet paper holders, shower soap dishes, etc. The masonry crew is finishing up all the stone work on the exterior of the house. They have cleaned the mortar residue from Continue reading