Thursday, January 28, 2010

Hot Air / Cold Air

Completed the furnace hot air duct install for the basement/crawl space and the cold air duct install for the main floor.

Just plugging along.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Cross country has begun

We had our son Ian run his snow machine around the area and break us a trail in the crusted snow. It has since snowed and we are now enjoying having a half km cross county ski trail out the back door. We have it this winter but probably will loose it when neighbors move in and build but until then we plan on enjoying it.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

As we continue.

Completed installation and painting of top of stub wall to basement.

Completed installation of ducting to range vent hood (in sun room)

Thursday, January 21, 2010

A Ducting we will go

Started installing ducting for second furnace, should take another day to install and one more to tape all the seams. We will then fire up the furnace and warm up the basement and crawl space.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hand railing it

Work continues on the finishing, base boards on the main floor are complete, hand rails to the loft are complete, one more set to make for the stairs to the basement. - had to purchase more rail brackets. They are now stained and awaiting varnish prior to installation. Top shelf for the stub walls in living room and loft are installed awaiting fill and primer.

Touch up to drywall being carried out, note this area has been primed and re-painted ready for pictures etc to be installed.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Step, Step, Step

Another week has passed. We spent the time putting things away in closets and onto shelves.
The doors are now painted and all but one is reinstalled, final trim work is nearing completion.
(less the closet doors which we have not purchased yet)

We have started the next step which is to go back and cover all the insulation in the rim joist area of the basement with poly. Builder Bob can agree with how much time it takes to cut and seal around floor joists. I should be at it for the rest of the week to complete that task.

The plan is to then move on to crawling around in the crawl space putting in heating ducts. As the weather is beautiful, I am spending as much time as I can this week out doors in the sun shine...I won't see much of it when I'm stuck in the crawl space. Yes, we are basking in the usual mid-winter thaw. Although we know that there is still a lot of winter left, it gives us both the hope that spring will come and a chance to wash all the crud off the cars.

In my spare time, I helped a friend change out a bath tub and a neighbour do some Tyvek on his house. Clearly, Kathleen's whip cracking is in need of some fine tuning to keep me on task.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

What's Behind Door # 1? Why Door #2 And 3 And... we took a little time off. We had to go home to Regina as Bob wanted to show us how well he can fly, Brenda needed someone to play dollies with and Allan...well what can a mother say...he thought he could hula hoop...we praised his efforts but refrained from pointing out that he didn't actually have a hula hoop.

It took me a long time to get Jim back into action so I had to break out the old whip and crack it pretty hard. He scurried around getting the microwave oven and dishwasher installed and then set about painting all the interior doors.