Friday, December 25, 2009

The X Mass Present

And yes it's sp cool the whole title needs caps.

If I had to make it as a painter I'd starve to death

We did an amazing job, but I think I hate painting. The first day I cut my finger with a razor knife. I was trying to cut paper on a tape roll. I tried to use some masking tape but it bled all over. Had to have Jess come out to the car with me to clean it up and wrap it tight with some bandaids so I wouldn't bleed in the house. lol. I wore all the skin off my fingers wiping caulk. We spackled nail holes, and sanded the hell out of everything. Every single peice of exposed wood, peice of trim, shelf. What a pain in the ass. Everything had to be taped off to be primered. Then we taped it off again to paint the walls. And again to paint the trim. And again to do the ceilings. So much work to get everything ready for paint, 45 mins to spray, and pull the paper and tape off. UGH!!

 Jesse wanted her room to be green. It really was a nice, light, pretty green on the little 2x3 card on the color chart. On the wall it gets alot darker. OMG, when the light is on in her room, the glow coming out the door, down the hall looks radioactive.

We had a few people Scott knew come over while we were working on the house and set T posts so we could move the horses up by the house. We've been stretching hose from Andrea's to water the horses, and still breaking ice off the water trough. Serious pain in the butt. The well is dug, the pump is set up in the house in the control room under the stairs. Water should be turned on tomorrow. Then we can move the water trough up by the house, use our own water and hose, and run an extention cord for the tank de-icer. No more breaking ice. He's the view from the bonus room.

They have most of the lights wired in the house, and they all work. The flooring is started, all up the hall, in the livingroom, bathrooms, and most of it in the kitchen and dining room. It looks amazing. Not much left to finish up. Carpets, sinks...

You'd think I would have seen something like this in Arkansas

Saturday, December 12, 2009

It's all coming together

Idaho Power connected the cables, we have Power!!!! Scott, Mike, and I spent all day out there today taping, spackling, sanding. I taped all the back side of the all the closets, above and below all the shelves. I think it was because I wasthe shortest one, and could fit under the bottom shelf. Some of the frames around the doors already have the trim up and needed to be taped off. I was doing fine untill Scott stole my step ladder. I had to let Mike finish the tops. I couldn't reach them. All the wood surfaces, shelves, door casings, got an oil based primer today. Tomorrow we rip off the tape and paper, finish taping plastic over all the windows, and start with the regular primer. Scott ordered and picked up the wall and celing colors.
                                                      Yay Power!!

Siding is still needing to be finished

Bonus room

Texture is done on the walls and getting ready for paint

The view from my back porch

Hillbilly look

Kids eating thier first dinner in the new house

Prepping doors

Spraying closets

Friday, December 4, 2009

New updates

Somehow my camera ate the pics I've been taking the last couple of days. So here are some crappy ones from my phone. We have most of the siding up, the insulation is all in the house. We have drywall and the taping started. Idaho Power has been out starting to set up the poles. The well guy was out today and started drilling the well. It is moving so fast, it's really amazing. Took the ponehs out for a ride today, just Scott, Liam and I. Just bareback, walk/trot a little. It was cold. lol.

Bonus room before drywall

Garage pre drywall

Before siding

Giant pile of rocks they had to dig out from underground before they could level out in front of the driveway. We have another one on the side of the house where they are clearing out for the powerlines to run underground from the road.

Drilling the well

Western Linebuilders trucks and a power pole

Siding is going up

Another veiw from the side

From the front. Concrete slab in front of the garage is poured amd so is the walkway to the front door.


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