Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Surprise! --- Crunch Time

It's Wednesday, January 29. Everyone said that they were coming this week. Brian and Ray, from Ray's Plumbing came on Tuesday and ran almost all the water lines, set up the shower, and placed the mat in the bottom of the shower so we can pour concrete for the base. No one today so it'll be busy Thursday and Friday with electrical and heating to finish . Andy, our cabinet maker said that the cabinets are done. Next week Elite Builders return to tape all the joints and insulate the area where the walls and ceiling come together. I called the building inspector for the mechanical inspection. If everything is OK we'll be ready to hang the drywall and insulate the sill areas. In addition to everything else the siding is supposed to be here next Thursday. Picked up the last window for the lower bathroom today. 12:30 p.m. I'm heading North to check on the old house and see if the new renter has arrived.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Foaming the windows and everything else

In the crawlspace

Connecting the kitchen heat run

Tin Man


Return of GPS Heating

GPS officially started the furnace at 12:00 p.m. Friday January 16th. Heat was coming from all the right places and it took only a couple minutes to heat the place up. It was a good thing too since the tempurature last night got down to -19F, and the gas fireplace decided to go out. Even so the temperature in the house this morning was only down to about 30. Electricity is just about done and if Ray comes back early next week we can get the inspection done and begin drywall.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

The Siding

The siding and shakes order went in today. Josh from Kiel Building says it will be here fast! This whole process has taken quite awhile, so I hope our order can be processed quickly and we will have all the necessary product.

Read more about our siding decisions here:

Dean's Crew

Dean's Electricians!

When I arrived after school on Monday the house was looking great! There are wires and electic boxes, etc. everywhere. Dean Sixel's crew got lots of work done! Thank you! I think they will have the work they can do right now completed today. I can't wait to see it. It is really getting exciting. Jerry called from Marinette last night, and he is coming Wednesday to continue with the heating work. Andy called last night as well and said he was almost done with the cabinetry-the kitchen, pantry, bathroom, and living room cupboards!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


Ray's Plumbing from Menominee, Michigan came on Monday to install some plumbing. It is nice to see some progress since Christmas! It looks like I may have won Ray over on my wish to have a tankless water heater. I sure hope he is convinced that it is not only energy efficient, but it just makes good sense when there will only be two of us in the house most of the time.

We are looking forward to electric work and heating next week.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009