Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fall Decorations Outside

Every year we put gourds above the door and now we have added pumpkins. Last year was the first autumn in this house so my wife bought smaller sized pumpkins to put above the front door but she just realize the scale of the house. This year she went larger, and I think that if we wanted we could go even bigger.

The "boys" are waiting to come in the house so I included them in the gourd shot.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Window Trim

Our usual carpenter is busy doing other jobs so we hired another local one to finish the trim.

You can see the trim on the lower windows and in this photo the uppers have not been done yet.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Carpeted Stairs

Yes it has been quite a while since I posted last and a lot of work has been done. We are nearing completion of the major work on the house.

This is the stairs going up to the second floor. We had intended on installing hardwood on the stairs, instead we had carpeting installed. This is the only carpeting in the house other than area rugs.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Upstairs is almost Done

I have been very remiss in my posting. But to save time, I am posting a video of upstairs. The walls are up, taped, and painted. My friend Dan helped me put in the floor, or should I say I helped him. The electricity is in, the lights are put up, and some of the furniture is in. We are still waiting for the bed. Tile still needs to go into the bathroom and the plumbing hooked up, we are almost there.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Front Stone Wall

My wife decided that a stone wall around the plantings in the front of the house is what we needed to finish things off. We had some stones left over from the front stairs so I built this little wall.

A side view of the wall.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Front Landscaping

Today we had the front landscaping done. Here you can see the plants planted waiting to flower and grow leaves. When that happens it will look awesome.

Landscaping from a different angle.

This is what of the front of the house looked like just before the planting.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


The kitchen is almost all done. The soapstone counter top is installed and the cabinets are in.