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June 12th, 2006
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The next batch of pictures
Well, we're making progress.  Enjoy the pictures.  There are more in our Scrapbook Album.  All hail prettypammie for taking, uploading, and annotating the pictures.
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.
Fireplace! Fireplace!
Fireplace!
Fireplace!
Uh, oh Fireplace!  OK, we're excited.
Uh, oh
It is Not Good to mortar any beams into the house. The house will settle up to 3 inches, a lot of it at once when they crank it down after one year. Anything attached to the fireplace won't move with all the rest... Of course, aside from this the fireplace is gorgeous in our oh-so-unbiased opinions!
Fireplace! OK, we're excited.
Fireplace and new LR wall Another view of the LR
Fireplace and new LR wall
Another view of the LR
It is starting to take shape, and I desperately want to move in...
Kitchen! We have upper cabinets now
Kitchen!
We have upper cabinets now
More upper cabinets and the space for the wall ovens Chimney in loft
More upper cabinets and the space for the wall ovens
Chimney in loft
A Big Uh Oh Another support beam mortared into the chimney
A Big Uh Oh
The fireplace here is extended under and attached to one of the roof beams. That means when they crank down the house everything else will lower and the roof -- won't.
Another support beam mortared into the chimney

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From:sutragirl
Date:June 13th, 2006 02:33 am (UTC)
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I understand the desire to move in. We were about where you are three years ago. It only gets worse (better) from here as the house really comes together.
Congrats on Pam being better and condolences on your loss. All things happen for a reason.

Best wishes and I can't wait for the housewarming party.
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From:happypete
Date:June 13th, 2006 03:08 am (UTC)

it's going to be a blast...

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I hope the pond fills up enough to swim in...
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From:sutragirl
Date:June 13th, 2006 01:46 pm (UTC)

Re: it's going to be a blast...

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I'll bring fishies to stock the pond and nibble on Quinn toes.
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From:happypete
Date:June 13th, 2006 05:40 pm (UTC)

Re: it's going to be a blast...

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Really? Fishies? I was going to get it stocked...you have extra fishies? How cool is that!
From:chesuli
Date:June 13th, 2006 02:54 am (UTC)
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From:happypete
Date:June 13th, 2006 03:07 am (UTC)

come to the housewarming...

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it really must be decided best in situ don't you think?
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From:dark_blade
Date:June 13th, 2006 03:40 am (UTC)
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Eek! They ARE going to fix those mortared beams, yes?
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From:happypete
Date:June 13th, 2006 11:04 am (UTC)

Yes...

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The mason knew, but I guess he didn't impress it upon his crew, that a log home is going to settle...
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From:sutragirl
Date:June 13th, 2006 01:47 pm (UTC)

Re: Yes...

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every home settles what were they thnking (she says grumbling about three cracked floor tiles in the bathroom three years later......)
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From:happypete
Date:June 13th, 2006 05:38 pm (UTC)

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true...it's just that in conventional construction it's smaller moves, and more typically because of actual shifting of the framing with respect to one another from stress points and nail pops. With a log home the walls themselves shrink, on average 1/8" per log, and as much as 1/4". The expected "shrinkage" from "subfloor to eaves" is about 3" over the first year.
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From:vettecat
Date:June 14th, 2006 04:05 am (UTC)
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The fireplace is lovely... and so are the cabinets!
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