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.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

New Home Week 7

This week they dropped off the brick, finished the shingles and completed the wiring.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

US Nationals

Matt and I went to the US Nationals today, I managed to get some free tickets through work for the Saturday qualifying. I didn't take any pictures of the racing but this awesome 66 Nova was sitting just outside the stands.  It has a LS9 crate motor from a ZR1 and a 6 speed transmission. Inside it was all leather and had so much you could smell it standing 10 feet away.

We stayed through one round of pro qualifications and part of the sportsman qualifying, but after 5 hours of we both had seen enough.  The fuel cars as usual were a blast to watch.