So, what I figure is in order is a brief update on the "state of the house," if you will. Because someday I hope to get all the details written up in blog posts, but it might be a while.
~ All the windows are installed (but not the glass in the greenhouse, although 3/4 of it is here at the house awaiting installation)
~ 99.5% of the exterior foam insulation is installed
~ One exterior door is filled in with a temporary operable door (thank you James!) and the remainder are blocked off with wood and/or foam
~ We have a very fancy, very engineered "panel" to control all the water and heat in our house that is fully installed and functional
~ The heat is turned on in our house!
~ All our plumbing is in the walls and has pressure tested appropriately
~ We have running water!
~ All our electrical circuits are installed, including fancy stuff like speaker wire for future speakers and ethernet cable for future ethernet connections
~ We have a functional photovoltaic solar system that is producing most of the power for our home
~ We have several light and outlet circuits functional, so that we have power and light!
~ All our kitchen appliances are in the house, although none are installed
~ We have one sink in the house, but it's not installed, so we're temporarily using a bucket that we periodically empty down a floor drain
~ We have a functional septic system
~ We have 4/5 of the corrugated steel roof installed
~ We have all the netting for the blown fiberglass insulation installed and 1/3 of the fiberglass blown in the walls
~ We have piles of drywall stacked all over the inside of the house waiting to get installed once the rest of that insulation is blown in
~ We've got a pile of lumber outside ready to be transformed into our deck, as well as some very custom steel support brackets for the catwalk leading out to the deck
~ We have a "good bit" of our rock work done on the outside of our basement
~ We have a huge pile of wood chips in our front yard
|Home, 28 November 2010|
Oh, and we've also got a few feet of snow in the front yard, because, theoretically, that's why we live here. :)