Friday, December 27, 2013

Drywall Sanding

They've finished and sanded the interior now...

And the porch stoops have been poured, and I'm protecting the brick from muddy foot traffic...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


Latest exterior view.  Metal roof is still half done.  Windows are still busted.  But at least we got some painting done in the front and finished the concrete porch stoops with the week of good weather we had.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Exterior Paint

We've had a few days of abnormally warm December temperatures, so was able to get some exterior painting in...

And drywall taping and mudding continues...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Drywall Finishing Starts

Taping has started...

And the bonus room over the garage has been drywalled...

And exterior painting has started...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Media Room Drywall

I'm a proud papa, the media room drywall is up!

I'm especially happy, because this was a last minute decision to finish this room in the basement.  I had originally an estimate for a 2.5 ton unit to condition the 1st floor, and then asked them to upgrade it (the day of install no less!) to a 3.0 ton unit with 2 zones, one dedicated to the media room.  I'm so glad I made that decision to finish the room! :)

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Drywall First Floor

Drywall hung on first floor now, second floor has started.

And deck ceiling primed.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Drywall Starts

Finally!  Feels like it's been forever, but this starting really makes me feel like I'm turning the corner...

Monday, December 9, 2013

Exterior Finishing

Metal roof on the garage visor is being put on...

And the deck ceiling is done with trim and molding (not painted yet though)...

Also, I spent some time today putting in a wiring conduit for the projector when mounted to the ceiling...

Friday, December 6, 2013

Final Details Before Drywall

Spent a good portion of the day stripping all the structured wiring to make it easier to pull through once the drywall is up.

Also added foam insulation in a small cavity in the pocket door frame where traditional batts wouldn't work.

And luckily caught a mistake where the pocket door frame was installed too low and had to redo the track height, and because it's a 2x6 wall, also had to pack out the nailing header.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Exterior Priming

Painters arrived to start caulking and priming the exterior.  However it's supposed to get really cold next week and it's now winter season, so it's possible we might have to wait until next year...

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Drywall Delivery

Well, the good news is they delivered the drywall, which is correctly placed all over the house in the basement, first and second floors...

The bad news is they busted 2 windows in the process... :)

For those that haven't seen what they do, they literally bring a big ass crane, and take out the windows (trying not to break them ;-) and lift all the drywall sheets (in my case they were 54" x 4' x 12' which is freaken huge) through the windows.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sanding Day 2

Was able to finish all areas that needed to be sanded today, what a Pain in the #&%#