Thursday, October 04, 2007

Yes, We Are Still Building a House!

I know it's been a while since I gave you a house update - but be assured, it is still in progress! As I type this, there are brick-layers, heating and air dudes, electricians, vinyl-siding dudes, and other laborers crawling around our house. The most exciting part is actually seeing brick ON the house, instead of in little bundles AROUND the house. See what you think: There's a lot more on there now, so hopefully I will be able to show you a completely-bricked house by next week! Also, the siding, roofing, and insulation are scheduled to begin, weather providing. The front door was installed, but not yet painted - and I think it will look good with the overall theme of the house:I spent weeks documenting the careful construction of the home - everything tightly woven together in an elaborate symphony of wood and concrete. Now? Well, it seems like everyone is poking holes in the structure and sticking things inside. Like a near-death patient in the ICU, my house has all sorts of pipes and tubes and devices thrust into it:"Nurse! I need a large bole IV in this dryer unit....STAT!" "Okay, let's check the pressure...looks to be stable, but keep the monitor on, in case we go into V-Tac and need the paddles..."
And check out this behemoth of a heating and air unit, under the house: Talk about a MONSTER. Hope it doesn't blow us into the stratosphere....but then, look at the ductwork: Wow....impressive, yes? There will be another unit to cool our bonus room. Now that the windows are installed, I had to take a photo of the front porch...and...hey...wait...what is that...down the way? WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!? Oh no...first order of business?? C'mon.... Yup, that's The Offspring, trying out her "sneaking out" techniques, first thing. Can you believe it?
Looks like she has it down pat. Here's a peek at some of the can lights in our living area...ceiling fans to come!
Stay tuned for more updates! And don't forget to check on Julie's house for her progress - something tells me she will be moving in soon!

19 comments:

mark said...

The house looks awesome! You must be so excited. Can't wait to see it finished.

ChrisB said...

It's beginning to look really good~ I'm sure the excitement is mounting as it gets closer to completion.

Melissa said...

I would kill to have my heater/ac unit under my house! Love the new pics!

M@ said...

I thought plumbing had more of a sexual undertone... but that's just me. I would have thought of sex rather than death!

RAFFI said...

comin along, pipes, wires, and all. complete with a daughter :)

Desert Songbird said...

It's starting to look like a house instead of a skeleton - WOOOOHOOO!

How exciting! You almost make me want to build a new house...almost.

Karmyn R said...

Wow - the front door is even on! EXCITING

Pamela said...

the heating/air duct work looks right out of a sci-fi movie.

the brick is 'mighty purty'

Tiggerlane said...

mark - thanks - and yes, even though it's been less than 90 days since we broke ground, we are getting VERY anxious!

chrisb - pee my pants kind of excitement, for SURE!

melissa - exactly who would you kill? I'm curious...I'll tell Australia to watch out.

m@ - coming from someone who is used to sticking things in holes, I'm not surprised.

raffi - I just wish I could figure out how to put a cap on how much the daughter costs.

desert songbird - so, what will it take to finally convince you? :-)

karmyn r - I guess I should have shown you the other exterior doors...then you would have been drippy with excitement!

pamela - thanks! The brick layer (remember his logo?) keeps telling me that my brick is ugly. I think he's joking, tho.

Beckie said...

It's taking shape...I love progress!

nikki said...

I adore the front porch. It's begging for a swing.

Piglet said...

this is amazing how it is all coming together!!! and btw, my htg and air thing under our house looks just like yours does :)!

Robocop said...

The house is looking good.

Debs said...

It is coming along!! Seems like yesterday we were looking at dirt. :D

I am sooo excited for you. :)

Simply Jenn said...

Hi! I came here via your deaf um... cat comment at Melissa's. I laughed so hard at that I choked! Nice house pics, I bet you're ready to move in already.

Jenny said...

It's going to be gorgeous!

Shauna said...

Sweet! ! !

Donetta said...

You are going to have a great back yard it is getting closer every day:)

Tiggerlane said...

beckie - I love progress, too - my hubby will only go out every 3 days or so, but I relish the installation of each and every wire!

nikki - I need swings, rockers, tables...plants...I could fill that sucker UP!

piglet - great minds have similar heating and air, who knew?

robocop - thanks, and I'd DIE without my digital camera.

debs - yes, it doesn't seem that long ago to me, either!

simply jenn - deaf cat jokes get 'em every time...TRUST. And I'd be more ready, but we need more time to pick out the perfect ceiling fans.

jenny - it will look SO much better, filled with family and friends, tho!

shauna - come visit!

donetta - and wait until the trees turn - they will (hopefully) match the brick. Sigh.