Monday, July 21, 2014

Granite & coffee

We enjoyed our first cup of coffee on the new countertops the other day.  The coffee cup seems to say it all...

Tom has been working on the plumbing. We now have working faucets in the girls' bathroom and a functioning dishwasher. The washer and dryer have been working for a couple weeks now. The immediate goal is to get plumbing and electrical done so we can get those final inspections. The kitchen and laundry faucets will be here this week.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Granite & puppy

The neighbors came over tonight.  Indie stayed awake as long as she could but she's still a puppy and needs her sleep. I suppose she found as good a place as any for a nap...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Daily granite shot

Tom installed the girls' space-age sink faucets last night. Pretty cool and goes really well with the countertop, in my opinion.  Can't wait to get the lights installed in here. A Craigslist find from many years ago that go perfectly with this style.  Stay tuned!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Granite. Again...

There are no words to express my happiness...


I went to work for a few hours and came home to this!

Dining room buffet:

Living room hearth:

Laundry room:

Girls' bath:

Master bath:

Tile and shower pan

I finished the last of the tile in the entryway this morning. Tomorrow we grout!
Oh, and I took these pics: 

for Tom when he figures out how to make my incredibly beautiful old STEAM radiator work.

After some discussion of how to do the shower in the guest bathroom.... Behold! The world's second smallest shower!
The shower in the master bath of the mobile still wins for smallest... :)  this will be the curb size. We will have to have custom doors made, but it will be worth it to get a few inches more of shower space. Still need to pour the floor and curb, then get the waterproof membrane. 
Now to decide what tile to do on the walls and floor...

Monday, June 30, 2014

It's about having connections.

A BIG milestone was reached this week with the final connections of both gas and sewer. All utilities are in place and ready to work. The only loose end right now is the gas water heater has no vent stack yet. 
4" line from the house. 
Connection. The smaller line comes from the shop. Sandi already mentioned that we are having to raise the driveway for this, 10"-12".  This means a 56' retention wall (12x5") and now a 30' planter box of concrete. Since we are burying pipes, we will include power, water and a remoted french drain for the rain gutters.
Wolf the propane guy came out and did the final tank connections, and the range has been lit. I had to convert the range from NG to LPG but it was easy with the kit provided of 10 orifices.
Quite a difference between LP and NG. LP is smaller. 
I want to make cookies but I think Sandi has her sites set on the first boil-over.