Friday, February 19, 2010

Another room!

The front bedroom is completely finished- except for the curtains (we shopped all over Keene for curtains and determined that Allison will be sewing much better ones that can be had for the money!). The first photo shows Hunt finishing a window sill the good old-fashined way, with a hand plane.

Hunt and Dan worked all through the past week and tonight our friends Michael and Lizbeth will test the room out!
All that's left is window trim in the other bedroom and the library, one more bedroom door, stair railings, and minor trim downstairs. And tomorrow a crew of Demolay boys will bring in the bookcases from the cabin where we stayed all summer- and the books!

Next week, finish, tidy, organize!

(I'm including a photo of the back of the house that the insurance co. requested!)

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Crunchy granola earth mother (and father) house

So here I am in my Birkenstocks and hand-knitted wool socks, baking granola and listening to the sounds of the chop saw and compressor upstairs. This is heaven! It's been nearly 2 months since my last blog post, which tells how much has been done on the house. And even when work was progressing, I was too blissed-out to remember to take pictures!
The house is completely sided (although the corners still need to be trimmed). Jim and Luke Everard, champion builders that they are, gave us some of their winter down-time and did a beautiful, professional job.
Dan is back, helping upstairs. They are turning one big beautiful space into 3 rooms, which will soon become the Office (aka "The Bridge"), the guest room (aka "Maggie's Room") and the Library (aka "The Top of the Stairs"). Preparatory to this, Hunt built a trap door/pulley system to keep the winter heat downstairs when the upstairs is not in use. Pretty clever!
Now that the work is progressing, I'll try to return to my weekly posts. Stay tuned!