A Family Adventure


Tyson, Emilie & Isaac

Days 89-99

October 6, 2010
Emilie Phillips

I seem to not have gotten photos of everything, but the exterior siding and trim are all up.

Fall in New England

From land

The solar hot water system. To the right are the manifolds the floor, and and garage. To the left is the domestic hot water tank. And to the top is the solar panels.
What with having power, we’ve also been able to verify that the well pumps plenty of water.

From land

Paint in the great room. All the ceilings in the house are done, but I guess a blank white ceiling wasn’t interesting enough to merit a photo.

From land

Beams cut from pine on our land and stained by my parents.
And yes, they are purely decorative since the house is obviously holding itself up without them.

From land

Nice warm house on a cold day. We were in t-shirts that evening staining despite a noticeable breeze through the various unsealed doors and chimneys.

From land

Porch railing. No hot tub yet though.

From land

Kitchen tiling and grout done. Still needs to be wiped off. Tiles are yet another thing that has suffered from the cheap but fancy-looking phenomena. I figured we would just get some cheap solid-color tiles. But instead, all the cheap tiles are as textured as the fancy ones, only they have visible dots from where they were digitally printed. I settled on some tiles where I had to be within a foot and a half to see the dots.

From land

Flooring starting to go into the master bedroom. Note the door frame in the foreground. All the upstairs door frames are in. The door frames actually came shipped with the doors in them, so the doors were temporarily in until they got pulled off to get stained.

From land

Wiring going into the garage. This is mostly because the garage got cleaned up enough for the open house that the electrician could find the walls. Remaining for electrical rough is the attic and the exterior lights on the garage.

From land

Staining the concrete floor. This picture hardly does the color justice, but since they were still working I just stuck the camera in the window. The color at least as they were applying the stain was a very dark rich brown. We’ll see how it comes out when it dries.

From land