Tuesday, July 14, 2009


We haven't posted in a while because we are always at the house.  For the last 10 days we have had the plumber, HVAC, electrician, carpenter, excavator, and well driller all there at the same time working.  While progress is being made very quickly, it is difficult to keep up with all the decisions that need to be made, and keep up with everything that we need to be doing to keep on schedule.  Oh, yeah, and our jobs, home, and kids have to fit in there somewhere.  It's exhausting and mistakes happen.  After a week on the roof, Jeremy has decided he made the right career choice (anything but a roofer).  Our friend Paul did a great job managing the roofing installation.  It looks awesome.  When the sun shines on it, I'll bet it blinds pilots.  The windows are also installed and the siding is going up.  Had some issues with windows (how to insulate properly without extension jambs (we selected to have drywall returns).  And today we had some problems with the siding.  Luckily, I think we've solved the problem.  The exterior is still going to require a bit of paint touch up, corner boards, and possibly some trim.  We want to wait until the siding is up before we decide the final touches.
On the inside, the rough in is done for the electrical and radiant, and the plumber will finish tomorrow.  The HRV will be installed later this week.  We decided on the Venmar Eco 1.5 HRV.  It uses only 40 Watts of power verses around 150 Watts for other similar cfm rates.  
On Sunday, Oslo and Jeremy installed cable, CAT5, stereo, and phone wiring.  The electrician and I talked him into doing this even though he believes everything will be wireless eventually (he's probably right).

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