My insulation is in, and this baby is 100% sealed shut. Standing in my house is like standing in a vacuum. My ears ring, and I feel like I might float away at any moment.
Dad has a wonderful analogy of what building a house is like. He says it’s like watching a soul be created. It starts off as a dream and a hole in the ground. Then you watch the skeleton go up, and the skin goes on, and then the veins and arteries go in… and all the while it’s forming a personality and a life of it’s own. I guess we’re at the veins and arteries stage now.
As you can see, Susie and Bruce and Tim have begun the board and batten siding. They’re doing an amazing job. I’m so lucky to have so many talented craftsmen/women working on my house.
about a week! That’s a century in MFT, Inc. years. Here are some new progress pics:
I’m probably a bit biased, but Michael F. Taylor, Inc. has the best crew and collection of sub-contractors on Earth. They are the nicest, most fun people to see when I go out to the house. Thanks everyone!
as am I! Too bad it’ll be warm by the time I move in… actually scratch that. I’m happy it’s going to be spring soon! I can be patient and wait until next winter to break-in the fireplace. Plus it just looks neat!
North Mountain is phasing out of the project. They’re going to start the roofing on Thursday, but when they’re finished and gone, I’ll miss them a lot. I’m lucky enough to have some of MFT, Inc.’s crew on my project as of late, though! Tim and Bruce and Susie have been working on exterior trim and siding.
Plumbing rough-ins start tomorrow. Stay tuned…
And oh my gosh… they are everything I dreamed of and more. My eyes welled up a little when I saw them all in place with the front and back doors. I know I say this at every stage of the project, but I really mean it this time… It looks and feels like a real house now. It’s closed in and starting to feel cozy already. This is really happening. My dream is coming true!
The only thing missing from my super sweet powder room, will be the still-beating heart and the monkey brains. I’ve already come to terms with the fact that it may not be to everyone’s liking, but guess what… it’s MY house! And I’m more excited about this dang half-bath than any person in their right mind should be about a half-bath! It’s the most loved half-bath in the history of bathrooms, and it doesn’t even exist yet. The pieces and parts are starting to come together, though. The sink arrived today. See below:
Don’t forget that these tiles will be accompanying the sink in the powder room:
And this faucet:
and maybe a toilet. I dunno yet. There are more important things to worry about right now… like how I’ll lay out the tiles… hmmm…
Just a couple more things left, and North Mountain will be finished framing the house. I still have a hard time believing that it’s the dead of winter, and they framed my entire house in a little over a month. I’m ever-so grateful to them.
In these photos you can kind of see the amazing things I get to look at through my windows. Lucky lucky girl. I thank my lucky stars every single day… Also it was 60 degrees when I took these pics. Spring can’t get here fast enough!!
What a lucky girl I am.
Maybe I accidentally littered recently. Maybe I didn’t pick up enough of Frankie’s “deposits”. Maybe I’m in trouble for missing one of Siri’s solstice parties. Whatever the case may be, I’m in trouble for something, because this is approx. what it looked like outside today:
The hot weather last week was too good to be true…
Oh well! I have been really lucky so far (weather-wise), and we need the water. So today I’ll just show you my new doorknobs instead of progress pics:
If you’d told me at this time last year that soon I’d have my own blog where I’d post pics of doorknobs… I’d never have believed you.