It's been awhile....but here is an update on the Gum Drop Lane house
By early November the electric, plumbing and insulation were done so it was time to move outside to finish the house. The drywall guy came and was working on the inside.
We had to put up the fascia board, soffits, trim and siding. We had some nice weather, but for the most part it was COLD. We wore several layers of clothes and coveralls and had a nice bonfire going most of the time....not that we had alot of time to stand by it to get warm.
We finally got the siding all up and the drywall was finished too.
Mike and I spent a couple of days painting....first priming everything..then painting. It sure goes fast with the paint sprayer. There is going to be a lot of touch up painting to be done when we get all done inside. Next we put up the pine boards in the Great Room and Master Bedroom ceilings, then started installing the hardwood floors.
The Kitchen (above)
The Great Room
Here are a few pictures with the tongue & groove ceiling and flooring installed
Master Bedroom (above)
Mike is installing one of the two living room ceiling fans.
The wood flooring is almost all installed so things are coming along well.
We trekked out to Manitoba to spend Canadian Thanksgiving with Ryan, Kelly and Sophia. When we arrived at their doorstep, Kelly informed us that they were all sick. Poor little Sophia felt miserable as did her mama and daddy. They had snow on the ground and it was COLD outside. Kelly still made a lovely Thanksgiving dinner despite her feeling under the weather.
Sophia loved the tiny little cards that came in a cracker and played and played with them. She likes to sit at the table in a booster seat now.
She is growing up too fast....she looks like a little girl!
Too Stink'n Cute!!
We went to the park and she took Lucy for a walk. She really likes Pepi and Lucy, It must be because they are little like her.
I sure do miss getting to see her. She is starting to talk and is learning new things all the time.
I feel sad to think I probably won't get to see her until next spring.
Doors and windows are in...this is the front of the house.....I love the front door! It is fiberglass with a mahogany stain. The back of the house...the dormer windows were just put in today.
Now Mike is working on the plumbing..he got the two bathtubs in today.
I have been putting the horses in the corral every morning so they don't just eat out in the pasture all day long, also trying to ride every day. I usually trade off between Rita and Dixie and just work Rocket in sometimes. She is getting older (28) and is very well trained anyway. I got her for Mike about 20 years ago. She has been Kelly's horse, then Jimmy's, and my go to horse for anyone, she is a gem. I am hoping my grandbabies will be able to learn to ride on her too.
Below is a picture of Rita and Rocket...Rocket is the palomino in front. Looks pretty good for her age.
This is Dixie...she is 5.
Rita is 10, she is Dixie's mom. It was her turn for a ride this morning...
After the ride I washed her down and as soon as she got into the corral she rolled...I'm sure it felt wonderful to her!
Now the OSB needs to get put up on the roof and the rest of the walls.
The dormers are getting built...after Mike got them done he decided that he didn't think they were big enough, so they got ripped out and added about another foot to them.
The windows and sliders came Friday morning..these are the 10' x 8' sliders, they have four panels, they took out the two middle ones to make them a little lighter to unload and get into the house. They are huge and awesome!!
The kitchen window, it is 8' x 4'....nice! The other windows are stacked up across from them.
This how the house is looking by the end of work on Friday...coming along quite nicely.
I am sure missing these two smiling faces lately...
I'm going to go see my other little cherub this weekend!!
Mike has been working on the Gumdrop Lane house again...the correct trusses were delivered today. The first ones didn't have the right pitch in the vaulted great room, so they were replaced.
The roof sheathing is up on the garage and about half of the master bedroom.
Now you can see just how the roof line will be..I like it alot! It is really going to turn out nice.
This is the back of the house(below), there will be two 10 ft sliding patio doors there to take advantage of the view. There are going to be two dormers above them too, the hole on the far left is for the 6ft slider in the guest room. The far right is the master bedroom.
I enjoy watching the crane carrying those heavy trusses around...he takes them up so high and places them in just the right spot... amazing to me.
By the end of next week the roof should be sheathed and it will look more like a 'house'.
Hi, I live in Washington State with my Hubby of 39 years and we are enjoying life as an empty nest couple. We have 3 grown childred (2 sons & a daughter), 2 dogs..Pepi & Lucy(chihuahuas), 2 cats(Rhubarb and Max), and 2 horses(Rocket & Rita). We have 4 little granddaughters...they are the ♥'s of our life!!