Friday, January 04, 2008

Getting Closer...

You know, it's been a while since I really updated you on the house. We are now looking at a February 1st completion (though the contractor says it will be sooner), which will be about 6 months from our starting date. Whenever I pull up to the house and see all the trucks in the yard? I know someone is working.One of the things that we needed was a lot of "fill" for the back part of the house, to divert water. Instead of trudging thru mud to the back door, we have a gravel path.Let's take a peek inside, shall we? (BTW, if you really want every nauseatingly detailed photograph of every light fixture in every room, feel free to visit my flickr site.) Here is an example of the sconces in the upstairs bath and Amber's bathroom:The bonus room has a cool Monte Carlo ceiling fan and lots of track lighting. Roger should definitely be able to see his musical equipment!The can lights are operational in the living room, and more Monte Carlo fans are installed. Each row of can lights is on a separate dimmer switch. And yes, I played around, dimming rows, undimmming, and making all the the appropriate "oooh" and "aaaah" sounds.So, where are the boys today? Ah...working in the garage. The MESSY garage. Scraps of concrete board, tile, trim - so much clutter. The Virgo in me cringed when I saw their working conditions.It must have made them cringe, too, b/c they cleaned it all up that afternoon.

Now, most people that you see crawling around in dumpsters aren't so savory. Me? I like to still consider myself savory. When I realized that ceiling fan boxes would make good packing boxes, I dove. In my dumpster. And found that the boys got a bit too enthusiastic in their cleaning. I managed to save my shower stuff.I think my shower might look a little funny without it. I am LOVING the tile, just so you know.The tile man did a great job around the whirlpool tub - I really liked his design. He will be repeating that around the backsplash in the kitchen, with a few light tiles thrown in as accents.Most of the house photos have been of the BACK of the house, since that has been our only access route. Well, no more! I now have a driveway! From the road we will be using! Yippee!Dirt and rocks have never excited me so much in my life.

26 comments:

Kaytabug said...

Great photos! The mental image of you dumpster diving is hilarious yet priceless!!! Love the tile!!

Desert Songbird said...

Wait...you cringed when you saw the messy garage, but then you went dumpster diving? Oooookaaaaaayyyy....

ChrisB said...

Less than a month to go, the excitement must be mounting! I bet you can't wait to jump in your whirlpool tub!

M@ said...

As long as you're not finding your lunch in the dumpster, Tig.

Susan in va said...

I just LOVE the smell of a new house. Knowing that you're the first person to ever live there (and you're not vacuuming up the former resident's...stuff!), it's just nice.

I can't wait to see it all finished! I'm sure you'll take a picture of every room and share it with us....right? ;)

Tiggerlane said...

kaytabug - the image is helped even more, knowing I was in my 'work' outfit, suede jacket and all.

desert songbird - I know, I know - but there was MONEY in there! Yeah, still gross.

chrisb - I'm actually not a 'bath' person - I like a quick shower. But boy...that tub may make me change my habits, quick!

m@ - that's something I'll reserve for my next trip to D.C. At least I'll fit in with the locals a little better.

susan in va - I'll be SURE to take photos - you KNOW it! It's going to be cool to 'break in' the house!

Kila said...

Wow, that looks like a REAL HOUSE! Very exciting. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Now that you're a pro at this, I wish I could hire you to come make it happen here, LOL!

Sandy said...

beautiful photos and a beautiful property. your tile work is just gorgeous!

theotherbear said...

Wow, it's looking great, and almost done!

bermudabluez said...

It is amazing "watching" this house process! I've never done that! The tile is really, really nice! And your dumpster diving deserves some sort of award! But, hey, at least ya got the shower stuff back...

Pamela said...

I know I'm not supposed to covet my neighbors stuff (new house)
but since you are specifically my neighbor, I guess it is okay?? (:

Really coming along.

Bond said...

OH MAN ...when is the housewarming party????

And will we be updating the header?

LOL

sirdar said...

Wow...it is looking pretty good. I can only imagine how excited you are. Won't be long now before you are calling it home and not just a house.

Tiggerlane said...

kila - Girl, I've had so much fun picking all this stuff out - I think I could do it for free! Call me, anytime!

sandy - thanks so much - now I just need some beautiful people to fill it up.

theotherbear - it's those little things that take time, but believe it or not, there was MORE work done today - on a SATURDAY. So they're working like heck to get me in there.

bermudabluez - it is a cool process, and I've learned a lot. At some point, I'll tell everyone about the "boo-boos" that happened - at least none of them were major.

pamela - it's cool to covet. You'll just have to visit this area next winter, so you can escape some of the snow!

bond - we are hoping to do a house-warming in early March, so it will be warm enough for guests to enjoy the porch. If you're up for a header change, I'm up for it!

sirdar - I'm TERRIBLY excited. I even put together a barstool, knowing I'd still have to move it later - I just couldn't wait!

Simply Jenn said...

Gorgeous Tiff. It almost (but not really) makes me want to build another house. Ours is 5.5 years old and is falling down around our ears. &*^&^*& construction men.

But yours? Obviously done with quality and I can't even begin to tell you how much I love the can lighting.

lisa's chaos said...

Looking good! Less than a month?! You must be getting excited!

Matt-Man said...

That shower tile is sweet. Very different looking and it looks great. Cheers!!

C said...

It looks good!

Tiggerlane said...

simply jenn - you are welcome to borrow our contractor. He promises me our house will last longer than we do! (We'll see what happens after our daughter's first 50-kid party.)

lisa's chaos - VERY - and bummed that I have no motivation to pack. None.

matt-man - thanks! It will barely fit two.

c - thank you! I need to throw a blogger party, methinks.

Melissa said...

Okay:

a) I want to move in with you;

b) Your offer for booze and Vegas and Valium is readily accepted (call Marnie too. We must both witness what the dirty uncle looks like);

c) I may stop blogging but I can never give up my love of all things Tiggerlane!

Tiggerlane said...

melissa - YOU'RE ALIVE!! (SO very thankful for that! And also the fact that you're here means my stalking wasn't the reason you stopped blogging.)

a) I have an extra bedroom.
b) Cool, and I want to see the dirty uncle, too. Just his hands are NOT enough.
c) I am SO honored!

Missed you!

Jettie said...

I so love the tub!! i love baths!! take one every nite thats my time till the little ones find me!!!
how exciting to move in a new house!!

Tiger Lamb Girl said...

It's looking so lovely! Amazing progress, Tigger! I'm so pleased for you.

Tiggerlane said...

jettie - I am not so much of a bath person, but I may become one! Maybe it will help relax my jangled nerves.

tiber lamb girl - it's SCARY progress, but it's a happy time. I just don't want to pack. Ugh.

Angelina said...

Wow, it's looking great! Your location looks so pretty. I'm excited for you to get to finally move into your dream house.

Tiggerlane said...

angelina - the location really is peaceful, and I am getting SO ready for our move.