Last week started with our first visitors, since construction began, to our new home. Our mom/grandma (Dorothy) , brothers (Steve & Bob), sister-in-law (Sheila), and niece (Christina), oh yeah we can’t forget the four legged family (Bella & Chique) all arrived on Sunday evening for a cold, yet dry evening in front of the campfire while we ate dinner. They came up to help Tami’s mom move up to the great state of Oregon!! It was great to have them for a few days, and Mom/Grandma now for good!
I was driving up the road yesterday, and started to turn into our driveway. When I looked up on the hill, I saw a house….not a construction site, a HOUSE!! The first week of November was an incredible week……this past week, has been completely awesome!!! Okay, you’re right…the Veteran’s Day holiday on Friday was a doozie, that is for sure. Having that 3rd day off is like totally how it should be every weekend. Am I right or what?? But, all that aside, our home is to the point that from the road it really looks like a completed house (in need of a paint job) but completed none-the-less. The interior is still a skeleton with a few support walls in place, so there is still ALOT of work to be done (we’re hoping we will be able to move our things into it by early February.)
So, backing up a bit….by Monday evening, the duct work for the heating and air system was installed. It totally added character to the truss system of the roof.
The bathtubs and shower were put into place, including being filled with water to add weight to the curing.
There are some details that need to be addressed such as……
The concrete also went in for the garage floor. Our contracter, Paul Nowak Construction, did a wonderful job. Tony had talked to him about putting in rebar into the garage floor because the specs didn’t call for the rebar reinforcement. We didn’t have the rebar on hand the day of the pour, but Paul did! He went ahead and laid it in before the pour because he remembered his conversation with Tony. It was a little extra charge, but nominal in comparison to the strength and longevity it will give the garage floor. He also asked about the use of the garage. Since the one-car garage side will be used primarily like a dog run, he gave us a smoother finish and more sealant to keep any doggie-doo from penetrating the cement. That is just an example of his professionalism and high quality work….I highly, highly recommend Paul Nowak Construction of Lebanon, OR! Great company!!
And in honor of Tony and Tami’s 25th Wedding Anniversary on November 15th….here is a timeless classic>>>>>