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June 4th, 2006
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Wow...a lot has happened since I last posted. Look behind the cut for kitchen cabinetry, a propane tank waiting to get buried, lots more plumbing and electrical rough-ins, the brush-pile going up in smoke, and more! Enjoy!

[Lest anyone be confused, prettypammie posts the pictures to my Scrapbook album and annotates them using her POV--so when the picture says "my mixer shelf" you can make the appropriate translation. It's a cool gadget, but I wouldn't be dancing and singing over it like Pam was yesterday...just saying...]


Another view of our first occupant My special boy, posing for Mommy
Another view of our first occupant
My special boy, posing for Mommy


more wires Wires & pipes in full bath
more wires
Wires & pipes in full bath
deck railing! closer view of deck railing
deck railing!
closer view of deck railing
we ordered this from Montana Handcrafters - and it is absolutely awesome
Bird's nest Bird's nest farther away, but in better focus
Bird's nest
Bird's nest farther away, but in better focus
deck railing and upstairs windows! View of house
deck railing and upstairs windows!
The railing isn't going to be completed until the picture windows are delivered to replace the fixed french "windows".
View of house
Another house view And yet another
Another house view
And yet another
Propane tank - this will be buried on the other side of the house side view of house
Propane tank - this will be buried on the other side of the house
side view of house
staged platform for MBA tub Electric wiring in MBR
staged platform for MBA tub
Electric wiring in MBR
Electric wiring Wires for light fixture/ceiling fan
Electric wiring
Wires for light fixture/ceiling fan
The downrods have to be either short or long to avoid the log beams
Switch box Picture windows!
Switch box
Picture windows!
So much better than those "fixed french" things
Part of a light Picture windows again
Part of a light
Picture windows again
Log mantel Trimmed library windows
Log mantel
I think I will want the log with extra "character"
Trimmed library windows
The kitchen cabinets have arrived! Latter stages of the brush pile burning
The kitchen cabinets have arrived!
Latter stages of the brush pile burning
Pete spent all day on this, with some hours of help from our grading contractor.
More brushpile burning Remains of the second brushpile
More brushpile burning
Remains of the second brushpile
The light for the mudroom Another view of the light
The light for the mudroom
Anyone know what style of light this is? I just liked it, and picked it up at a rummage sale
Another view of the light
Windows! Kitchen cabinets going in!
Windows!
We need to stain the new trim
Kitchen cabinets going in!
This is my mixer shelf in its deployed position - it raises up and snaps into place, so I don't have to slide the heavy mixer around on a countertop.
Mixer shelf in the stored position Cabinets!  This will be the cooktop.
Mixer shelf in the stored position
Cabinets! This will be the cooktop.
View of kitchen with lower cabinets in place Stonework beginning on fireplace
View of kitchen with lower cabinets in place
Stonework beginning on fireplace
More stonework More stonework
More stonework
More stonework
More stonework Tub for master bath - behind it is the master bath vanity cabinet
More stonework
Tub for master bath - behind it is the master bath vanity cabinet
MBA shower tub shower for full bath
MBA shower
tub shower for full bath
platform for full bath tub shower Windows!!!
platform for full bath tub shower
Since there won't be a raised floor, many of the bath appliances have to be raised slightly to accommodate the drains.
Windows!!!
Baseboard trim Beginnings of a wall
Baseboard trim
Beginnings of a wall
For the most part all the interior walls are drywall, but we chose to use a little extra log siding in the LR.

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From:alcinoe
Date:June 4th, 2006 05:16 pm (UTC)
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The only reason (aside from the current money issues) that I don't have one of those standmixer shelves is because all my lower cabinets are full and there is really no way of emptying them. I am with pammy, I would be dancing too.
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From:happypete
Date:June 4th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)

it is a cool gadget...

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have you thought...and I know this is a wild concept...of throwing some things out? ;)

perhaps there are some things you hardly ever use that could be freecycled or put into a more dormant storage location than the kitchen?
From:alcinoe
Date:June 4th, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)

Re: it is a cool gadget...

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I am pretty pared down. Almost everything in my kitchen is used, and the stuff that isn't used very much goes in the pantry. :) Despite the messiness of my house, my kitchen is organized well, with the things I need at a reasonable access level and the things I don't use in the harder to reach places.
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From:happypete
Date:June 4th, 2006 07:11 pm (UTC)

Re: it is a cool gadget...

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Heh...I've been in your house..."busy and well-loved," I would grant you, but I've seen messy, and that.

We've had to learn some level of simplicity over the past year, what with the vast majoriity of our stuff locked and inaccessible in a storage unit in New Jersey.
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From:disarm
Date:June 4th, 2006 05:45 pm (UTC)
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it looks beautiful :) and quin got so big!!! i cant wait to see my cousins this august - they are about the same age as him, and they've probably grown just as much in the past year.
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From:happypete
Date:June 4th, 2006 06:50 pm (UTC)

it does boggle the mind...

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from "strollerbait" at Arisia '01 to the big six-year-old boy he is today..
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From:andrew_jp_reyes
Date:June 4th, 2006 07:42 pm (UTC)
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Q has gotten so big!!!!
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From:happypete
Date:June 4th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)

I know...

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it seems like that day at our place was so recent!
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From:coleoptera
Date:June 4th, 2006 11:32 pm (UTC)
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Q's SO BIG NOW! He's going to be all grown up before I even meet him for real!
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From:happypete
Date:June 4th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)

Don't you live here now?

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can't be that hard for us to get together!
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From:dcseain
Date:June 5th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
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Go for long downrod for the ceiling fan/light fixture, i think you'll find it better than short. My sister and her hubby lowered the ceiling fan/light in their LR by a meter, so now it's only 8 feet above the floor. Now the Light is more usefully focused, and you can tell the fan is moving the air when it's on.
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From:prettypammie
Date:June 5th, 2006 12:58 pm (UTC)
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We went for short - otherwise we will be getting things tangled in the fans. The BR ceilings really aren't that high. In the LR the fans don't have lights, and they have to be higher than the chandelier.

-P
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From:firebitch
Date:June 5th, 2006 04:28 am (UTC)
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Neat light! What's a mudroom?
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From:prettypammie
Date:June 5th, 2006 12:55 pm (UTC)
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A mudroom is a room just inside the door to the house where you can take care of your muddiness. Sometimes it is a shed on the back of the house. It usually has a hard floor that isn't fancy, and lots of mats for wiping feet - it's basically a utilitarian space. So our space won't be a classic mudroom, but it is the same idea; it will have wood floors, a laundry sink, places to hang coats and leave muddy boots. If you do farmwork, you are likely to come in very dirty, so it is a handy space to have and helps preserve the cleanliness of the rest of the house.
This is, of course, in contrast to all those suburban McMansions purchased by people who buy small tractors (agricultural, not garden) to mow their lawns and have grand entrances rather than mudrooms.

-P
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From:firebitch
Date:June 7th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)
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spiffy! and wise!
thanks for the good info
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From:vettecat
Date:June 5th, 2006 07:32 am (UTC)
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Very impressive!
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