Time to Redefine our Lives in Oregon

First of all, from our family to yours, we hope you had a very Happy Thanksgiving!!!

As the title suggests, the last two weeks were tied up in the details, the creative workmanship that ranges from mild to more significant changes due to fluctuations of materials……..okay, okay….M I S T A K E S that need to be corrected before the insulation and sheetrock can be installed.  We had orange pointers throughout the house painted by our foreman, Kyle, indicating corrections the framers needed to make.  These were items like the structure to the kitchen island not being completely verticle, studs needing to be made flush, the crawlspace opening cut too small, and things like extra supports…that sort of thing.  Details, details details that make a big difference in the next phase of construction.

These two walls need help with their "plumbing." HAHAHA

Crawispace opening needing to be re-sized.

Since this phase of the construction is, well…quiet…the only thing really hopping on the build is our electric meter, and boy is it having a good time!!!!  Besides the detail fixes, the other significant item needing to be completed is the thing that is exciting our meter (and the power company) so much.  We are drying out the inside of the house………..

Construction air filters catch the debris we don't want going into the heating ducts.

Taking the warm air from the house and forcing it into the crawl space.

One of four fans that is constantly on, to help move the air that is constantly being heated.

So as the power company smiles, and our  bank account gets lighter because the meter is so happy, the house is drying out, and insulation is scheduled for Tuesday!!!!  If the rains hold off for the next few days, the outside caulking will get done, and during the next stretch of sunny days (maybe in June…HAHAHAHA) the outside of the house will be painted!!

Comments on: "Details, Details, Details…….." (2)

  1. Oh I SO understand about all of this. The drying process in the midst of rain, the minor problems that creep up, the rising electric bill. And I think you guys may pass us up and be in your house before we’re in ours!

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    • Kei,
      I’ve tried commenting on your blog and am having difficult. Once I figure it out, I want to ask you how things are going now with the water problems you have had. I hope all of that has been resolved.

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