Wednesday, October 10, 2007

90 Days Later...and in the PINK!

Remember this??
It was exactly NINETY DAYS AGO that this bulldozer broke ground on our land. And here we are today - almost completely bricked, and almost completely roofed!
There is a tiny bit of roofwork to be done on the "eyebrow," but the main portion is finished. I couldn't take photos of the roofers - I'm afraid they would have run for the hills, fearing I was from the INS...but they did a good job. Next, check out the lights installed for our front porch:
Don't worry - I have them on dimmers, and Roger is already making plans to change the bulbs to red and green for Christmas. There is just a little bit of brick work left on the front, which should be finished by tomorrow:
Next, the siding guys will finish the rest of the house with white siding. Our white posts and caps arrived, but I'm not sure when they will be installed. I'm sure they will have to wait for the brickers to get their scaffolds off our porch first.

You know what this fellow means?
Just in time to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month (and maybe just for Swampy), the insulators finished today! WOOHOO!! It only took them a day and a half to insulate the entire house. We used some R-19 on the exterior walls of the bonus room to help keep noise down and heat from seeping in from the attic:
The insulators were a nice group of guys and wanted to be on the 'net - so I told them to pose and "look tough." Way to go, guys!
I am SO excited that it's been such a short period of time, and we are this far along. Jackie, the head contractor, was a little disappointed that we weren't further along - he wanted this to go a little faster...but I'm THRILLED. Tomorrow? Sheetrock! Then the REAL mess begins!

19 comments:

M@ said...

Oh, man. I shouldn't get all fucked up and then visit your site. I'm just looking at the last photo there of the construction workers. Looks like an amateur porn set, Ms. Tiggerlane!

M@ said...

But seriously... YMCA!

mark said...

Looks Great! I'll go buy some astronaut diapers this weekend so Marnie and I can drive down in time for the party when it's finished. Better get 40 pounds of ice this time.

swampy said...

You and JulieBug need a housewarming party and I want to host them.
Thanks for the shout out about breast cancer.
***hugs***
Love the IN the PINK !
That stuff is itchy. Don't get close to it.

Tiggerlane said...

m@ - you are a sicko! Can you imagine all that fiberglass in your privates? Then again - that light is a little obvious. I should have gotten them some outfits.

mark - just don't touch my frying pans. I have plenty of concrete you can throw your ice bags against!

swampy - I feel like having a house-warming is a "give me gifts" thing - and just the thought of that makes me feel really guilty. I think I'll ask for donations of beer, wine and spirits! You are the hostess with the mostess, so you're in charge!

Memphis Steve said...

I must confess, if I were a contractor working on your home and you were around the job site at all, I'd take forever to finish. And I'd talk to you every chance I got. I might even throw myself off the roof just to get you to run over and see if I was OK. Then again, I'm not very bright and you are beautiful woman who likes beer and football and has .. um .. a lovely smile.

Karmyn R said...

(giggling at Mark's comment).

Looks awesome, T!!! How exciting. Those 90 days sure have flown by (for me anyway).

and that group of guys? Sweet teddy bears, I betcha.

ChrisB said...

Those guys clearly worked hard to get the insulation finished in that short time. I hate to say it but I don't think you would have got this far so quickly here in the UK.

Kaytabug said...

I just love your house posts! It's so cool and vicarious and voyeuristic!

Tiggerlane said...

memphis steve - you and my husband have the same thoughts. He suspects that the contractors enjoy talking with me more than they do with him. You may both be on to something!

karmyn r - I may just have to fly mark and marnie down, so that the party is complete! And yes, those guys were really sweet - except they kept calling me "ma'am," which made me feel old.

chrisb - I have to hand it to the general contractor - he stays on everyone's butts like a pit bull! But he's a sweet guy...I'll remember not to build in the UK, unless he is there!

kaytabug - I'm here to satisfy everyone voyeuristic tendencies - I aim to please!

Bond said...

3 more blogs to read and then a header to finish building... check your email later for a link to the test site...

Pamela said...

remember that fun monday post - you said this is GOING TO be my view. It was just an empty field and some lovely trees.

What a difference and it hasn't even been a year!!

ps. don't hire Memphis Steve to do any of your finishing work

Humble Origins said...

...Arrived here via Pioneer Woman's site to Junebug's to here! And I must say, your house looks wonderful! I'll have to keep checking back to see when it's finished...
...My husband is a union drywall hanger - it's hard work. But what a difference drywall makes - as you watch them hang it, it is as if your home is coming together right before your eyes!
...Congrat's on your new home! :o)

Tiggerlane said...

bond - you are WONDERFUL - thank you, thank you, thank you!

pamela - yeah, memphis steve would cost a lot in labor hours, wouldn't he? Standing and gawking do NOT get a house built.

humble origins - thanks for stopping by! I DID find out that sheetrock people do not work when it is raining - I thought, hey, it's all inside work - why not? I guess construction just HALTS when it rains....go figure!

dawn said...

Great update. The guys did a good job of posing tough. Pink is in this month, way to go. You must be getting really excited about moving in.

theotherbear said...

Wow, it is looking fantastic!

Tiggerlane said...

dawn - they look good, huh? I'm gonna try to sneak a photo of the sheetrock dudes. I am finally getting excited.

theotherbear - thanks!

Shayna said...

How exciting! I LOVE the porch. I have to admit, I have a hard time thinking of a house as a real home unless it has a porch, and that's a good one.

Tiggerlane said...

shayna - thanks! You are welcome to come hang out on our porch, the next time you are in town!