Friday, February 26, 2010

Sun room almost

Sun room floor and trim almost complete, some final touch ups still to do.

Built a set of stairs for my neighbor. Kathleen says - no more so back to work on the loft floor on Monday.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

We're Floored, Again

The sun doesn't always shine in Alberta so Jim had to don some clothes to put down the sub-floor in the sunroom. Then, yesterday, Allan helped haul the flooring in and Jim fitted it to the floor. On Monday, we'll rent the roller and glue the vinyl down. Note that the walls have been painted and are the same dark green as the diningroom.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day!

As you can see, Jim has completely lost his mind and decided to dress for summer even though it is -9C outside (-18C with wind chill). He is painting the ceiling in the sunroom and although it is still February and winter outside, it is a balmy +28C in there and will get much warmer as afternoon arrives.

We were worried that, with all the windows in that room, it would be cold...nothing has prepared us for the amount of heat created by the winter sun that remains in the southern sky all day and beats in the east windows in the morning, south windows in the afternoon and west windows in the evening. We are contemplating creating a fan system that will draw the warm air off and force it down into the basement. In summer, the sun spends the majority of the day over the roof of the house so the temperature isn't as extreme as in the winter.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Sun room underway

Completed the drywall install on the sun room, first coat of mud and part of second. While I wait for part of second to dry I am up dating the blog.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Progress report

Completed the vapor barrier install in the basement.

Completed the stair hand rail install in the garage.

Completed the door install in the basement.

Installed door bells for the front door and the garage door.