Friday, September 28, 2007
Sightings of siding
It's been quite a while again since the last post so I thought I should put some sort of update on again. Things have been going quite well this past week, and we've seen some progress that makes it seem as though moving in is not quite so far off anymore.
This week has been comprised mostly of electrical work for me and awning work for Dale and Rina. The electrical stuff has gone well, but has of course taken more time than I had hoped. It's kind of a pain to have to do things up to code! I'm hoping that I have not missed anything, our electrician who is putting in the main box should be coming over soon to see if things are looking good. Leslie and I actually went looking for lights today so there's an indicator of progress, not that we have power to the sight as of yet, but we want to be ready!
The weather here as been unseasonably warm so far, but we're not getting fooled into thinking it will last. That means we will be looking to install our stove fairly soon as well, which will be another adventure. Luckily we have a great resource here in a local business that sells and services wood stoves.
As mention earlier Dale and Rina spent much of this week working on awnings for above our windows, and true to form they turned out really well. It will be quite nice to be able to open the windows even when it's raining.
The last few days I've been working on the siding for the mudroom, and today I had the pleasure of working with Leslie. Not something we've done a whole lot of recently since she's quite busy with school. The siding is looking great so far. We opted to go for shiplap which means that the boards are run vertically, and they have a groove on opposite sides that the next piece of siding fits over. Kind of hard to describe, but anyway we have one wall done and the front is nearly finished. Part of the reason we went for this option was that we could get the lumber locally, and I've alway found the look quite pleasing.
So tomorrow will be more siding and hopefully a look from the electrician, and then we will be very close to sheet rock time. We'll keep you posted as long as I don't fall asleep right after supper!