Monthly Archive: May 2015


Home Construction Week 19 Summary

  This is a picture of our entry hallway, from the front door.  We’re pretty excited about this hallway.  So much so, that we may eat in this hallway and spend all our time in this hallway.  It has a barreled ceiling.  We’re anxious to see how the sheetrock is applied — sometimes they spray water on sheetrock and curve it over time.  Sometimes they use 1/4″ sheetrock and bend it. Otherwise, it’s been another exciting week.  The roof is completely done and all the windows are in (except a 12′ slider upstairs).  The HVAC crew came back and ran...


Home Construction Week 18 Summary

  The house got wrapped up like a big fat birthday present, just in time for my 42nd birthday.  A big chunk of roof was installed Friday.  The gutters are done.  The skylight is done.  A few windows got installed.  The crew is creating the template for a long barreled ceiling in the entry way hall.  The 2nd story balcony wall is up.  We did a walk-through with the electrician noting the location of every switch, outlet, and light fixture (talk about an overload of decisions to make!). The challenge for this week is to find locations for cold air...


Home Construction Week 17 Summary

  Ryan joined the crew this week! Things are clipping right along.  California’s lack of rain is unfortunately a bonus for us, as we continue to make good progress.  The roof plywood, eves, eve vents, and gable trim all went up last week.  it really looks like a house!  On Tuesday we’ll have the pre-papering inspection.  Then the roof shingles and windows/exterior doors get installed after the house and roof gets all wrapped up in paper like a big present. The roof lines for our 2nd story balcony created a waterproofing nightmare, so we’ve finally come to a good solution on what...