|Great Floors installers cutting a hole for|
the island cook top
|Island with granite counter top and |
A lot of other work has also been done during the past couple of days. The house and garage roofs are done; the balcony is fully supported, and the temporary supports have been removed; half of the interior lights have been installed, as has the air handling unit; we're wired for satellite TV and Internet service; water and waste connections have been made; most of the siding is up, as are the knees or corbels at the gable ends; and, today, the overhead garage door was installed.
We did our part by picking up half of the ceramic tile to be installed in the kitchen, bathrooms, mud room, and entry way, storing it in the garage for our neighbor, Dave Pielaet, to install probably next week; and tonight, now that we've got more home security, I'll be taking up the wall oven for the electrician to install along with the cook top. Only 22 days since the house modules were delivered; about 14-18 until we take occupancy. Wow.
|Karen examining kitchen cabinets, counter tops, lights|
|Floor tile stacked for installation|
|Karen sitting on boxes of wood flooring|
|Garage door installed|
|Great Floors installers with marble for Karen's|
|What the house looks like today|
Karen and I had been concerned that the construction process would upset the local wildlife, but we've seen several cow elk near the building site after the workmen had gone home. I can imagine sitting on our porch or balcony, drinking a cup of tea, and watching the elk migration and grazing deer.