Friday, June 14, 2013


Hello!  I've been a bit neglectful with the blog and a lot has happened in the past couple of weeks so here's an update on where things stand. All the exterior framing is complete, and all the windows are in which means the house is officially "sealed."  Because the roof and wall sheathing are water proof,  the electrician has been able to proceed with the rough-in electrical work, and is now finished.   The plumbing rough-in began yesterday but I don't have any pictures of that yet.  Here's some pictures:

Al the windows are in.  View of the South side of the cottage. Those sliding glass doors will soon open onto a deck that runs the length of the front of the house. The house will eventually have "Board and Batten" wood siding and a light gray "Standing Seam" metal roof.

From inside, taken about from where the island counter in the kitchen will be located.  

A bunch of wires in the fuse box.

Here's a video of the electric cables being pulled in through the foundation and up into the house's fuse box from the "pedestal," located about 50 ft from the house.  The electric runs underground from the road into the pedestal, and then underground from the pedestal into the house.  

As the cables are pulled closer to the box, the weight is too much for the machine to pull them.  As you can see in this video, they have to then be hoisted by hand up through the fuse box entry tube.

Here's a picture of our tub and shower unit which had to be installed before the upstairs framing was complete or it would not fit into place. 

Thanks for taking the Time to read this.  When the rough-in plumbing is complete, we will soon be on to insulation and sheet rock.  Kind of crazy how fast everything is happening!