Friday, October 26, 2007

Paint, Cabinets and Brick..oh my...

We went by the homestead today. After stopping in at the sales office and picking up a key to the house, we were able to break in and see all the new stuff they had been working on. We have the brick work on the outside completed. They have painted the interior walls. We have cabinets up, as well as the closet hardware. Ok, time for the pictures since those speak louder than words..

Ian checking out the brick work
Going in to open up the homestead for the first time

close up of the brick work

Ian with wet paint on his hands

Dining room

close up of the cabinet wood color

looking in at the living room/fireplace

close up of the mantle

Ian measuring the mantle depth

pony wall in the sitting room/master bedroom

cabinets above the toilet

closet fixtures in the master closet

closet fixtures in office/guestroom

guest bath cabinet

Friday, October 19, 2007

Sheetrock and a Sold sign

I love our Friday journey's to the homestead because generally we have given it about 3 days since the last visit and have so much new stuff to see and explore. We got there and the sheetrock people were still there. So we decided to head over to Chili's in Georgetown and grab a bite to eat. By the time we got back, they were still there but, were finishing up so we got to peek in. I loved driving up and seeing a sold sign in our front yard. makes it seem all the more real. To actually have room defining walls up now too puts everything in a new perspective. Tomorrow is my birthday, so we are going to head up to 620 cafe for a bite to eat, and then on to Sears to see what happened with the tire while I was at my sisters. My parents are coming up on Sunday for a quick visit for my birthday so they will get to see the homestead finally as well. Other than that, hoping for it to be a pretty mellow and relaxing weekend. On with the pictures.

Ian with our sold sign

The dining room/bay window


living room

looking towards the sitting room from the master suite

Master bathtub

master shower/tub

Utility room

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Driveway poured and insulation started!!

We went by the home today, and they have poured the driveway/walkway to the front door/and the sidewalk. They have begun to put in the insulation in as well. Not much else to say, so I will just add the pictures.

The driveway poured
walkway to the front door

where the ac unit will sit
insulation around the fireplace

We wrote our name on an inside beam near the light switch in the master bathroom

insulation in the master bedroom

Sunday, October 14, 2007

House update!!

Well after getting a lot of rest yesterday I feel so much better today. My fever is gone completely. Now if I could just get rid of my stuffy head, and cough, I will be 100 percent better again. Ian and I crashed early last night around 9:30 and ended up waking up at 5:30 this morning. So, we got up and did a few things around the house and then headed out to Cracker Barrel for a yummy home cooked breakfast. After we were nice and full we headed out to the homestead to see if anything else had been done and there were a few things. They have where our driveway, sidewalks, and walkway to the frontdoor framed out and ready for the concrete to be poured. The Master bath tub/ shower stall, and guest bath tub installed and filled with water to make sure there were no leaks and they would hold water. Sheetrock is there waiting to be installed as well. I know Ian makes fun of me for saying it, but hot dog, it sure is looking like a home we will be living in more and more. We even had a long discussion about where I will set up my computer system and we are going to make the sitting room in the master suite, the computer area/game room for us. When Ian does end up going back to Dell to work instead of working from home, whenever that may be, we are going to make the office a hobby room/ seperate guest room for when we have multiple out of town guests, or if my sister comes down with both kids, she can set the kids up in a room and have a room for her and Rod, etc....I'm so excited. I never thought I would be this anxious to be a hostess but I am. I am going to upload some of the pictures we got now. So be sure to check those out.

guest bath tub installed and with water in it too

master shower stall with water in it

master garden tub with water in it

Typical shot I take of looking through the master suite from the sitting room

One of the recessed lights in the kitchen along with a picture of the polyvent stuff

walkway to the front door ready to be poured
Sidewalk ready to be poured

Driveway framed and ready to be poured

Friday, October 5, 2007

shingles and electrical stuff

We made our Friday night drive out to the property to see what had been done. The shingles are all on our roof. They have all the electrical outlets ran, the wiring fo the elecrtical is done. Nothing is connected to the main lines yet. We were able to see where we will have outlets in every room pretty much. As well as where the cable/phone, etc will be. Enough jabbering, on with the pictures.

Our breaker box that is located in the Garage

Even though it doesn't look like it the shingles are on. The sun was already setting while we were out there. I will get a better one on Sunday.

That is all I am going to put in the blog. I will be sending the rest via shutterfly.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The newest update for the house

So we went by the homestead today and they have really done quite a bit since sunday. Don't have a lot to really talk about so we will just dive into some pictures.

The bricks have arrived for the house.

They have painted all the exterior of the home now.
Ian opening the front door for the first time.

Plumbing for the spare bath sink

Washer and dryer plumbing

air intake for the AC

The fireplace in place.

Kitchen sink and ice box plumbing


master tub

master shower stall

plumbing for the master bath

Ian standing by the pony wall for the sitting room/master bedroom

more ducts

master bath sink plumbing

other sink in the master bath plumbing

we saw this taped to an interior window that showed our options

looking through the master bedroom suite

a shot of the back of the house taken from the backyard