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Archive for April, 2005

T I M B E R R R R R !!!

Friday, April 29th, 2005

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So the good news is that Bill was feeling well enough to go to work yesterday and to attend Neptune’s CHICAGO last night - what a wicked show - a must see!!! It was so late by the time the show was over that it was too dark to see the progress at the […]

Oakwood pays off…

Wednesday, April 27th, 2005

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Whew! What a relief to see that our choice of Oakwood shingles is neither too dark nor too mottled! Too bad they ran out of shingles just before they finished the center peak. It will be very exciting to see how the shingles look with the siding!

This is Bill’s second day of […]

Clearly visible….

Tuesday, April 26th, 2005

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It is striking to us what a difference windows and doors make; they add a real sense of “home”. We are excited to finally see the showcase window in the upper peak and can’t wait for the last window to be installed in the peak of the garage. We noticed a hairline fracture […]

A roof over our heads…

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

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Yesterday the framing crew made great progress. All of the roof trusses are in place and the majority of the roof is on. We have some family visiting from Boston and they came by to check out the progess. It’s hard to beleive that just 5 days ago there was only […]

Arrival of the bonus room…

Friday, April 22nd, 2005

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Wait a minute! We were just at the lot last night and there wasn’t a roof then… how the? Wow! Are they FAST!!!

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Take two…

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

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The second level is up! Holy cow these guys work fast! Both Bill and I ascended the narrow little makeshift steps holding on for dear life. The ‘climb’ was worth it! What a view!

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McGrath Lake on Google Maps..

Wednesday, April 20th, 2005

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I found a service that utilizes Google Maps to let you define your own maps with personal information.

Here is a satellite shot of our new subdivision and McGrath lake and a rough indication where our new lot is :)

McGrath Lake Map

After you click on the map, select the “Satellite” link in the upper […]

Movin’ on up…

Tuesday, April 19th, 2005

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We couldn’t resist leaving work early today to go see the progress.

We made a pitstop at the flooring place and made some headway on flooring decisions. We think we’ll go with mill run sand and finish ash throughout the main floor and stairways and a rustic grad throughout the upper floor. […]

Last look at the foundation…from 300 feet!

Saturday, April 16th, 2005

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Our godson, Alex, would have loved being here today - biggie truck and a biggie kite!! Kent dropped off giant bundles of lumber - gosh, that must mean they’re framing soon! We caught the driver in the act! He was operating the crane on a seat outside the truck, scooping up a […]

Drying out…

Friday, April 15th, 2005

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The backfill and excavation is complete around the foundation and things are starting to dry out. We now really get a feeling for the lay of the land walking all the way around the house - without sinking up to our knees in mud!

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