Sunday, October 23, 2011

New Home Week 13

We took a lot of pictures this week.

 Here is Matty showing off the large driveway he will soon be scooping snow from.

Appliances installed in the kitchen.

Mirrors installed in the bathrooms.

Landscaping Tania is already planning on taking out, something about being the wrong type of shrub.

They finished painting the walls in the garage.

 Hardwood floor in the kitchen.

The wrong carpet all installed.

Tile finished up in the sunroom area.

Master bath, with a new stub wall that is now actually parallel to other walls in the house.

Chrome towel racks that will be removed to install the brushed nickle ones.

Frosted shower glass we requested in place of the clear glass, much easier to keep clean.

Master bedroom closet.

More of the wrong carpet.

Entryway with the flooring exposed.

Couple shots of the house with the sod installed, its very lumpy and rough right now.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New Home Week 12

Not a lot of new things to show this week.

The garage door openers are installed.

The washer hookups are now exposed after they sheet rocked over them.

Trees and shrubs were installed around the house in preparation for the sod to come this week.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

New Home Week 11

This week they have the hardwood flooring put in, its all still covered with cardboard to protect it.

They have the counter tops installed along with the island in the kitchen.

The counter tops we chose in the kitchen are an oatmeal corian.

They installed the sink, water supply for the washer along with the cabinets in the mud room.
The cabinets in the bathrooms were put in this week.

We had the hardware in the house upgraded to brushed nickle. All of the faucets, door handles and hinges have been done but I will be having a discussion with the builder on the light fixtures, they are garbage and look like something someone painted silver.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

New Home Week 9.5

Matty and I had to make a quick trip to Rochester last weekend so I didn't get pictures of the house last weekend. Tania went out today and took these.

They poured the driveway and sidewalks this week.

This is the front entryway.

This is the master bath.

They started putting in the kitchen cabinets.

Gizmo checking out the back yard.

They also poured the rear steps and patio.

Monday, September 19, 2011

New Home Week 9

Not many visible changes this week, they did install the siding above the brick and the cap over the front bay window.

The gas line is run, waiting on the meter

The sheet rock is complete waiting on finish work.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

New Home Week 8

This week they finished up the brick and have a few small areas of siding below the eves.

They also finished up the sheet rock inside the house and were doing the taping as we took these pictures.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

New Home Week 7.5

We had been asking our builder for an estimate to have our interior walls insulated. It was to help with the noise in the house and we were told up front with this build that we would not be allowed to work on site while the home was being built. When our builder finally got back to us it was to say that we would just be better off doing it ourselves.  The problem was they are going to start the sheet rock installation Thursday and our time frame for installing the batting was Wednesday night while I was in Seattle. This left the batting installation to Tania and Matty, I must say I was very impressed that they did it all and in about 4 hours Wednesday night. 

Business Travel

Earlier this week I had to travel to Seattle for work. I normally don't care much for for business travel but this trip was very enjoyable.

I didn't bring my camera with me so the pics are not real good quality. The first was one I snapped out the very dirty airplane window as we passed by Mt Rainier.

The first night in Seattle we went on a dinner cruise courtesy of Boeing. The weather was absolutely beautiful in the mid 80s, it was even quite warm after the sun went down.

This was a shot I tool of Bill Gates shack.

Some of Bill's neighbor's shacks.

This house belongs toCharles Simonyi, a former Microsoft executive that was responsible for the development of Word and Excel. Its known as the Windows 2000 house.
The pictures I took later were too low light and came out very grainy.

The next day our meeting was held at the Museum of Fight, after it was over I was able to spend a few hours looking through the museum.