Well, the finish package for both the Frechettes and the Townsends arrived last thursday and we already have the cabinets, window trim, some doors, and other finish components on the house. We had Adair reluctantly give us a credit for labor and hopefully materials for the vinyl we were going to put down in our two upstairs bathrooms and we laid down some beautiful tile and slate in the entryway. It has been a wild, crazy and hectic coupe of months but we have a date for our open house which is set for Saturday April 2nd. That means we are in in less that a month! YEAH! Anyhow…we are looking forward to seeing what the amount of this credit for the flooring should be and how the Adair people are going to treat us finishing out the process. Thus far, they have been fair, reliable, assertive, overly punctual and extremely helpful. We were going to try and do a gas water heater last minute and it was going to be a big hassle for everyone that we work with at Adair so we decided to pull back on that request but we may do it in the future but for now we are happy! Here are some pictures of whats going down! The only other thing to do is finish my floor by laying the hard wood friday and saturday! Yeah!
Jeremiah unloading the truck...these guys sure work hard
Gary doin work
Slate entryway with the 2" border! It's nice
The initial look of our white cabinetry! So clean
Well we got done with our interior painting (for the most part) this week. This weekend I spent one night until 5 AM priming and back rolling the interior. I spent that long getting it done because I knew the following day I would have 5-10 helpers to form the most fierce paint crew anyone has ever seen this side of the Coastal Range! We got the whole interior trimmed and rolled out rather quickly. Now there are some touch ups and other things that will take about 2-3 hours but for the most part we are ready for our finish package! Yeah! We do have to do some deep cleaning and get the garage all cleared out by Tuesday which won’t be that big of a problem. Pretty much we are ready…One thing I am looking forward to is installing our hardwood downstairs. I am also thinking about putting slate in the entry and tile in the upstairs bathrooms! It will take a couple days but in the long run it is well worth it! Altogether we are extremely pleased with the whole process thus far with Adair. Josh, Gary, Jeremiah and all the ladies at Adair financial have been great. Luke and I are really excited about opportunity to have an open house block party and have the house cleaned by Adair. What a way to get in to the new house. Clean and Fresh! Pictures now:
SO it has been nearly three weeks since I last posted but here it is! In the last three weeks we have put in all our insulation and drywall, textured the walls, and we are about done with the interior painting. It should be about 1 more solid day of painting to get everything finished up. I am pretty excited that we are getting so close. On top of all this we are getting our finish package on Tuesday! We are excited. Katey picked out all the colors for the different rooms and they are wonderful (pictures to come soon!) A couple of things that we did before the drywall was put up was 1. run speaker wire throughout the house for an in-ceiling speaker system in all our downstairs rooms and 2. design and construct a fireplace mantle in the living room in a half a day before insulation and drywall. Pictures are below!
Lately on the coast it has been raining so much that I am starting to believe in the “you are an idiot if you try to build on the coast in the winter months” theory. It rained .65 inches or more the last 4 days and today it is supposed to rain .87 inches, tomorrow an astounding 3.53 inches, Sunday .83 inches according to the Accuweather app on my phone and then begin to clear up until it is fully clear by Tuesay/Wednesday. Whew. The winds are hitting 60 mph gusts and they got so bad that the two roofing crews that were here for Luke’s and my house had to leave and fight another day. Inside the house, the plumbing has begun and will be done today, the windows are sitting in the garage ready to be installed, and like I said the roofing is up and waiting to be put on…did I mention it is wet. Here is a picture of the house most recently.
The front porch covering is on and the windows are being delivered:
The roofing is delivered and all the framing is finished:
Here is a shot of my house and Luke’s right next door…this is what it is like to live on a cul-de-sac! Luke is building a 2160, the first of its kind…the triple gable looks sweet I think! (On another note I will be posting another page on this blog with pictures and small notes about Luke’s build as well)
I had Josh cancel my sink and credit me the cost of that so I could purchase my own. I wanted a single basin sink, instead of a double, that was deep and roomy…I was going to get a black Silgranite one until Katey decided she wanted black granite counter tops so I this one. I do dishes by hand a lot of the time so I wanted one I liked! Katey was okay with that choice! It was cheap via ebay and it looks good. I took this picture with my flash on and it GLOWS! The dimensions are 30″ x 17″ with a 10″ depth….it is HUGE! It is going to look great with black granite:
Here are some photos of Paul’s Crew up on our new plywood roof. Jeremiah tells us that the shingles should be on by the 14th and the siding, windows, and doors on next week we can start drying out the inside and caulking and possibly painting the exterior if it is clear out. We have been so blessed to have a string of nice days here on the coast. Instead of repetitive storms hitting us we have only had one or two days followed by cold but more importantly clear days. There was a set of four or five days that we had last week! Right at the perfect time no less. Jeremiah has been scheduling our place pretty aggressively and is trying to get us in by the end of March which would be completely possible barring so extreme whether that would set us back. The next things up are roof, windows, doors, siding, gutters, electrical, plumbing, fire-suppression system, dry out, insulation, drywall and texture (we are going with rounded corners instead of the sharp corners you would see normally from Adair. We got this for free. Just ask!) And then Painting, cabinets, flooring, finish work, and when we can the outside paint, and lastly the cement work around the house and the back fill! This will all get done in due time! Here are some pictures of the roof and second floor!
On Tuesday the framing crew began the crazy task of putting walls up on our house on the Oregon Coast in the middle of long, intense, blistering rain storms that came back to back. We are extremely excited and very happy that through this process we are learning real patience. In America, we get everything when we want it how we want it and are understanding with people that get upset when things don’t fit that mold. For Katey and I we are getting the gift of learning patience in this process while at the same time realizing that things are happening FAST! A year ago we would have never thought that walls were going up for a house WE were buying! But Adair has come along and been a conduit to fulfill the desires of our hearts! Wow! The funny thing is we will be in our house before the summer! It blows me away how blessed we are when this is happening! Anyways here is a picture from today!