Sunday, April 27, 2014

A Setback and Progress

I took a picture of the wrap on the house for what I thought was going to be the last time, unfortunately the cap was not meant to be once again. Let's just say there were problems and there is now a plan in place to make it right. At first I was pretty upset because I thought for sure the roof would finally be done. Then I was grounded when soon after I found out a friend and co-worker passed away unexpectedly. Only in her 20's and full of life. She reminded me there is a time for everything. RIP Jaimie you will be missed and I know the Good Lord accepted you into the Kingdom.

After the roofers left I started putting up more siding to the top. Only have a few more pieces plus under the two windows and that will be it for cement board for Michael Troy. Here it is...

I had some good help today too. I love when Madeline stops by to visit! She's so awesome and was a spark of sunshine with all the bad news of the day...

Sunday, April 13, 2014

...and More Siding

Several new pieces went up, almost finished with this side then on to the other. I'm reminded how long this cement board takes.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Siding Touch Up!

Tidying up some more of the siding. Right to the pics...

As a reminder, this pic shows how the top row looked all winter...

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Good Weather!

We had good weather today in western PA so it's back to work on the little house. It was an extremely long and cold winter that drove progress to a halt. I'm back and it was good to "do" something and look forward to finishing this summer.

First half of the day I reorganized the basement and tools and tidied up so I know what what I have. Also managed to locate where the plumbing and electric will go through the floor and not hit deck studs. Then I got one piece or siding up close to the roof to trim the top row. The first piece I made I didn't like and and the piece I have up may come down because it doesn't look great. Due to the narrow size on the top row I made a straight cut on the bottom edge. I'm probably going to stagger them it's just going to be a time consuming project. I'll have to experiment and see what happens.

It's great to be back and thank you for following along! Here's that one piece that's up in the pics...