Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Cedar Shake Siding

We're using white cedar shake for the siding. It will slowly weather to the color of gray during the next several years, creating a different look from today.

Friday, September 19, 2008


The roof, windows and doors have been completed. There are no hurricanes currently brewing, but we should stay dry inside from this point forward. Plumbing has been roughed in, and the HVAC, electrical and siding are next on the agenda.

Friday, September 12, 2008


The rain from Hanna and lingering storms have made the going slow during the last week. Windows and roof shingles are being installed as the weather permits.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Calm Before the Storm(s)!

Hanna, Ike and who knows who are coming for a visit. We're not talking about Hannah Montana (missing an "h") or Ike Turner (he's dead!). Nope, we're talking about hurricane season! Dennis says we are structurally sound and as ready as we can be to take whatever Mother Earth decides to dish out. Windows and plumbing are being installed, and the roofer is putting down the protective coating that goes on before the roof shingles. Wish us luck as we watch the storms roll in during the next few weeks.

Monday, September 1, 2008

Labor Day Visit

Carolee and I spent Labor Day weekend in Buxton. We met Dennis and Alita for a tour of the house Saturday morning and followed that with some shop talk regarding the great room layout. Apple uglies were on the breakfast menu Sunday morning after a run for Carolee and a bike ride for me. We also met with the Dennis and Trent (the electrician) for 3 hours on Sunday to go over lights, switches, fans, etc. We had great weather and were able to spend a lot of time at the beach. Casey (our Aussie) made her first trip to the beach and only had one wave get her the entire weekend!