January 26th, 2010

Steel and Soil

The crane was out today, probably for the last time. It was out today to put up the steel frame for our screen around the lower roof garden, and to lift soil onto the roof. Read the rest of this entry »

January 23rd, 2010

Siding and Updates

I met with the drywall guy yesterday and got the texture sorted out. We’re going for smooth wall. As it turns out, at this point, its easier to make it all smooth than to do a lighter texture. So yesterday and today they are sanding down the walls so we’ll be ready for paint on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »

January 20th, 2010

Drywall and Texture

The siding on our first wall was completed today, but the big news is the drywall being completed. Everything was textured this morning and looks great not offensive. We had hoped to go with smooth walls, but ended up with textured after getting a few bids on the job and realizing that that smooth was several thousand dollars more than we can afford. Read the rest of this entry »

January 13th, 2010

Neighborhood Meeting

Tomorrow we’ll be be at the Buckman Neighborhood Association general meeting talking about our house. If you would like to come out and talk about the house, or ask questions, or if you’re just interested in finding out what is going on with the neighborhood… Come out Thursday night 7pm at Buckman Elementary. No idea what else is on the agenda, but it should be an interesting evening.  Read the rest of this entry »

January 11th, 2010

Hanging Drywall

Drywall started going up today. When I stopped by, they were done with the top floor and most of the main floor. Read the rest of this entry »

January 8th, 2010

Insulation and Sidewalk

Insulation went in yesterday. Despite the SIPs, our house in conventionally framed in the basement so we needed to insulate. Instead of standard fiberglass insulation, we’re using recycled cotton batt. Our walls lived a former life as blue jeans. Read the rest of this entry »

January 5th, 2010

Our Octopus

Yesterday a crazy tangle of ducts was installed in our basement for our HRV… I think all of it can neatened up substantially if the unit is turned to the right. Read the rest of this entry »

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