SO much has happened since our last post! We not only have a roof, but it is shingled, the siding is nearly done, windows are in, and we started insulating this week! The countdown is officially on, as we have to be OUT of our current apartment by November 30th!
We also built a chicken coop/shed!! And the answer to your question is YES, we really are going to put chickens in it next year! We had the idea on a Wednesday, Tony had the plans drawn up for it by Thursday, and by Friday night, the foundation was laid and it was halfway up with the help of his dad, Dean!
Aug 24- Sept 4
Time for Trusses:
View of the house from the road:
The view out our future back patio door:
Now that the roof is on, the shingling begins! Cheers to Tony and Dean for doing this all by themselves. The entire roof was a 12:12 pitch– AKA 45 degree angle– so it was extremely steep and you couldn’t stand on it without toe holds. I spent lots of time in that fork lift handing them shingles as they went to work!
Adding the other peak over the entryway:
They added the deck roof, and if I can be really honest, it’s hard to envision exactly what you are going to get when the architect draws it out on paper for you. So when I saw this addition to the back roofline, I was pleasantly surprised to see that we will have such a nice outdoor living area too! I was so focused on what the inside was going to look like that I didn’t pay much attention to the decks when we were designing the floor plan.
View from the inside of the deck:
Waiting for a huge storm to pass so we could keep shingling! trying to escape the rain under whatever roof we DID have shingled at the time!
…… AND THEN the windows came and I might have been the happiest girl on earth. Frequently asked question to Tony from Kate: “Soo…. do you know when they are gonna bring the windows and install them?”
Siding happened next!
We chose to do all white EVERYTHING. White board & batten siding// 5 inch white window trim// and white windows. The key to my heart: white. I can thank my Momma Jayne and my Grandma Bop for that. 🙂
We joke that our windows are “chevy height” because they are the perfect height for him to run from room to room and watch the birds and squirrels out of.
Chevy is helping me pick carpet samples… “which one looks best with my fur-tone, ma?”
October 18 – Garage doors, front door, Patio door.
And Tony’s favorite part and his biggest request: the tri fold door in the family room! It’s a beaut! Good pick, Tones.
…. And after all that, Chevy is pooped!
Until next time!