Saturday, November 29, 2008

Start the Stucco

Although still white, we are starting to eliminate the sugar cube look. Stucco is going on and exciting to see house transform. Color will come much later but this is very cool.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Router Don

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Mortis And Tenon

We decided to mortis and tenon the screened porch post and beams.
Great education and a bit more work but worth it. Deb looks like Santa’s Elf!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Darth Debbie

We are now routering our electric line channels in the AAC - very dusty work heh?

Monday, November 24, 2008

Window Progress

Four of six dining room windows are in...

Sunday, November 23, 2008


We have so much to be thankful for this year. Rick and Joanne Welling are just one reason! They have been our friends and so helpful for the past six years. This year was no exception. Here we are at their house for thanksgiving... they invited debbie, my mom and I and we had a great time!

Thursday, November 20, 2008


This is our mason Jerry Frisch. He is an amazing man. Very kind and incredibly knowledgeable about masonry heaters.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008


Monday, November 17, 2008


After a 8:30 am till dark day, the south deck joists are in. A few temporary railings and the windows are next.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Starting The South Deck

More to do - once roughed in we can install the dining room windows - another step to getting dried in.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

The Heater Is Started!

Pretty darn cool heh? These are the air flow channels the run the hot air from the heater box around the heater to heat up the rock before it exits out the chimney...while it passes through the channels, it will heat the “decorative stones” that will radiat the heat for 18 - 24 hours!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

A System Is Born

Here is a photo of the woman who broke her back just three months ago....yep, Deb sorts all the rock by size and shape and lays it out - ready to go

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Got Rock? This Is The Starting Load Of Rock We Hauled Up To The Third Floor.

It just doesn’t stop. We got a call from the man who is going to build our masory heater for the house. He said he is ready to go and if we are, let’s get started. So sure enough we headed to the rock yard and picked out about four pallets of stone. Of course never as easy as that - not with us. We had sort out six pallets of stone and break it up in to useable pieces.... six hours later and soaking wet from the rain, it was done. Next, it got delivered to our house. Of course to save money we made an agreement with him (about 2 years ago) that we would haul the rock upstairs to save money! Yikes! So, we have hauled up about 3 thousand pounds of rock up stairs to get it started.....yep, we have anothe 6-7 thousand more pounds to go!!!
Gotta love it heh.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

My Sweetheart

Thank You