Day 13

Week 4 begins. Beginning to get tired of pizza.

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Framed an opening for the subwoofer enclosure

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Plumber returned today. Installed PEX for our kitchen plumbing. Shouldn’t have any issues distinguishing hot and cold pipes anymore.

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Water line for the refrigerator

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Island wall was unburied and we discovered new electric

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Beam covered in plywood, apparently to get ready for the drywall.

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and we tackled the low voltage wiring (CAT6 and 12/2 speaker wire) on Saturday.

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Ready for the new ceiling speakers

Day 12

Still more electrical work…

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Only four bulbs, and lots of light!

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Our new electric panel

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Yeah, I know. Electricians don’t spell very well.

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Best part of today… my new tile arrived!

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Recycled glass tile, with some very subtle color variations.

Day 11

Electrical work was continued today.

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Temporary bulbs were put into the recessed cans, so we had some light in the new space.

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Light switches.

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Electric for the counter appliances

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Under cabinet lighting

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Finishing touches done on my kitchen window.

Day 10

Electric rough-in started today. Lots of recessed lighting, and placing of boxes for the ceiling fixtures.

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A neat, clean job. Electrician is very particular about how wires are run.

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Recessed lighting in the living/seating area, to be accentuated with a some well placed floor lamps.

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Everything is meticulously labeled.

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Two recessed cans over my window seat. This will be my favorite spot to curl up.

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Outside, window trim and siding was fixed. Yes, we will have a two-tone house for a bit, but the drafts are gone!

 

 

Day 9

Week 3

Timing is everything. Today was sunny, windless, and unseasonably warm at a balmy 41° F. Perfect day for new windows.

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Out with the old,

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In with the the new.

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My favorite part is the new window over the soon-to-be kitchen sink. I now have a much expanded view into the backyard.

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I will no longer have to crawl on top of the counter to see what’s happening back there.

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Ample light in the new space.

Day 8

Busy day today…

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The new windows arrived.

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Front of the island was built and is in place.

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Pocket door was framed and track set.

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Framing for new kitchen window completed.

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Ordered the pendant lights and new ceiling fixtures. Mock up of the pendant lights over the island.

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The new space was accepted and approved of.

 

 

 

Day 7

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They‘re here, they‘re here!!!

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Finally got our sign today. The ground was frozen so hard they had bent the iron spike that was supposed to hold the thing in place.

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Framing for the pantry.

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Old kitchen window had to come out for the pantry framing. If you look closely, you can see the backyard.

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Rob was nice enough to fill the holes with some insulation. Temps are supposed to drop to 8° F tonight.

Day 5

Week 2

Our new 18 foot, 489 pound steel beam arrived today.IMG_2410_safe

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Two extra walls were built to hold up the top floor so they can remove the load bearing wall and replace it with the beam.

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Apparently some minor destruction took place while trying to position the beam. Lost a stair railing outside and a bit of drywall inside.

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Seth was the first to notice the new peep hole.

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A sea of 2x4s. Have to take the long way around to get downstairs.