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One window in. One more to go. 6 more to order. August 29, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — frogsboro @ 8:03 pm
what the view might be like, late on a Saturday morning from my bed, if my bed where here.

what the view might be like, late on a Saturday morning from my bed, if my bed where here.

With the rafters gone, it is much easier to see how great the raised porch ceiling will be.

With the rafters gone, it is much easier to see how great the raised porch ceiling will be.

Plenty of room for the new transom!

Plenty of room for the new transom!

New front door patiently awaits installation

New front door patiently awaits installation

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More $ = More Labor = Progress! August 28, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — frogsboro @ 2:08 pm

Awesome crew in this week, helping move things along at an awesome pace. Deck is now built, soffits repaired, front wall begun.

 

Let there be light! August 26, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — frogsboro @ 9:39 pm
revelation! my bedroom window looks out onto the backyard!

revelation! my bedroom window looks out onto the backyard!

Doug started on the framing for the new bedroom windows today and we got to see for the first time what it will look like in there with light and a view– amazing!

Doug framing for the back bedroom window

Doug framing for the back bedroom window

 

Tidying for the Inspector August 17, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — frogsboro @ 8:15 pm

Rough-in Inspection happening this week. Do I really know what that means?—no. But it seems like progress.

tools are tidy, but will not eventually live in the kitchen nook

tools are tidy, but will not eventually live in the kitchen nook

guess it is getting close to time to clean whatever that grim is off the kitchen walls

guess it is getting close to time to clean whatever that grime is off the kitchen walls

10 little indians, guarding the door

10 little indians, guarding the door

The bedroom floor is visible now. Must be time to get the ladder out and paint the ceiling.

The bedroom floor is visible now. Must be time to get the ladder out and paint the ceiling.

A tidy worksite makes for a .... what does it make for?

A tidy worksite makes for a .... what does it make for?

 

House of Possibility II August 13, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — frogsboro @ 2:59 am

Okay, whether we are even past the halfway point, I no longer pretend to know. Reality check: this is what renovation looks like. More pics from this phase at my Flickr site.

what will be lovely inset doorway to bedroon with shelf running above

what will be lovely inset doorway to bedroom with shelf running above

what will be clever 4 ft. wall to separate bedroom from bedroom nook and allow me to place bed against that wall, so as not to block the windows on the other walls

what will be clever 4 ft. wall to separate bedroom from bedroom nook and allow me to place bed against that wall, so as not to block the windows on the other walls

What will be totally new bedroom windows (Anderson, clad exterior, wood interior), once they are actually IN the windows, IN the bedroom

What will be totally awesome new bedroom windows (Anderson, clad exterior, wood interior), once they are actually IN the windows, IN the bedroom

what will be stunning 3/4 glass pine door off kitchen onto backporch

what will be stunning 3/4 glass pine door off kitchen onto back porch

'nuff said

'nuff said

nice having all that light filter into the living room. Walls will be good too.

nice having all that light filter into the living room. Walls will be good too.

renovatin' is hard on the landscaping--what will be my bird-filled backyard sanctuary

renovatin' is hard on the landscaping--what will be my bird-filled backyard sanctuary

What will be new attic access, with trapdoor made from tongue and groove ceiling and built-in ladder along the sidewall

What will be new attic access, with trapdoor made from tongue and groove ceiling and built-in ladder along the side wall

 

House of Possibility August 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — frogsboro @ 2:22 am
Old doorway behind bathroom wall that will become a tiled niche above the bathtub (which is sitting in the living room)

Old doorway behind bathroom wall that will become a tiled niche above the bathtub (which is sitting in the living room)

Executive Decisions

Executive Decisions

oh yeah. And the kittens.  :-)     (on 7.22.09)

oh yeah. And the kittens. 🙂 (on 7.22.09)