I realize it has been a while since I have updated the blog. This is in no way an indication as to the amount of work being done. It's just that we've entered the much-important, but not as exciting to document, mechanical phase. The rough plumbing and rough heating & cooling are in place. Electrical is scheduled to begin either this week or next.
I have also included a photo of the completed, exterior fireplace. It is covered at the top to protect it from the impending (read on-going) bad weather.
Greg, the roofer, was out last week to begin removing the old shingles off the existing house. It seems he is a bit concerned about the condition of some of the roof plywood. Mike, Greg, and Mark are meeting tomorrow (Thursday the 25th) to determine the actual status. We may end up replacing some of the plywood and rafters. Can anyone say "another up charge"!?! The good news is, when all is said and done, we'll basically have an entirely "new" house.
On another front, I went to the plumbing supply store last week and made all our bath/kitchen selections. Who knew there were so many toilets, tubs and faucets...
Also last week, I met with our custom cabinet maker, Eddie. We discussed the kitchen and bath cabinetry, as well as the closet storage units and bedroom window seats. Eddie will also be making the fireplace mantle. George is working on the drawings, but I have indicated a simple, French style...surprise, surprise.