Week 23 Update

This week’s update is going to seem very similar to last week’s, as the same types of things were on the agenda this week, too. I will tell you a story in photos.

They continued to work on siding, and I just love the blue with the white trim and black windows.

Since I snapped this photo, they have actually finished the East side of the garage there. It’s been too muddy to walk out and get a good photo of it, but I will try to do so!

Aaron and I worked a bunch in the basement this week, on a variety of things I don’t understand. This is a photo of an empty wall, where the ERV (energy recovery ventilator) will be installed.

And here it is installed! This will help keep clean air circulating through the house. Aaron, be sure to comment if I am wrong in what this thing actually does.

Octopus in the basement! I would also note that Mike came over again and he and Aaron got a bunch more duct work hung. So we’re inching closer to having heat in the house (although maybe we won’t need it, with this gorgeous weather we’re having!)

Yesterday (Sunday), the entire day was spent in the basement, drilling holes through the brick foundation, as well as a layer of foam insulation. As you can imagine, the foam was a lot easier to drill through than the 100-year old brick.

See all those things sticking out of the foundation? Those are what were drilled yesterday, in addition to the line sets for the air conditioners.Β  A total of 8 holes drilled, and it literally took like 8 hours to do.

They have continued to work on the hardwood floors. The couple spots you see in the picture below are some natural wood stains they had on hand and wanted to see how the wood took them. We are thinking we probably want darker than that, but time will tell! They’re still working on patching in areas that need patched, and sanding everywhere else.

Hall Bathroom upstairs is all tiled and oh so pretty! I can’t wait for Cat to come back and take real pictures when everything is done so you can see how truly gorgeous stuff like this looks (Cat, will you come back and take pictures when this is done?!??!!?! )

Stacy getting to work on the master shower. You guys, it’s going to look so good! Subway tile on the walls + hexagon tiles on the floor = swoon.

I can’t wait to see what it looks like by the end of today! And as a reminder, the orange stuff all over the place is the waterproofing membrane that goes under the tile.img_6835

Mark the Amazing, our trusty electrician friend, was back this weekend getting some outlets and switches made up. I tried to get him to pose for a picture, which he refused. So instead, I camped out on the porch and caught him as he was coming around the corner. Muahaha! This is what happens when you are awesome and oh so helpful and I have a blog.


I believe we may be seeing some Crocuses (Croci???) popping up out in the yard. While the place is currently a disaster, I can’t wait for Spring to come for real — it will be so green and lush and beautiful!

So that’s it for this week. As always, more decisions are being made behind the scenes, and we’re just inching closer and closer to being done!


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