Friday, December 26, 2008

Kevin and Nick Up High

These guys worked off of a glorified pallet for most of the work on the deck and the high window installation... crazy.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Heater and Dining Room

This was taken looking in from the new deck

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

West View From The Ground

Well, Nick’s visit ended with a bang... not literally but we sure got lots done with him. Here we go, windows, deck rough in, and much more.... getting close to dried in...

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Nick Is Back!

Nick came back for Christmas Holidays for more fun working on our house. He is a great help. Here, he nails plywood to our screened porch.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Snow Drifts on the Roof

A ton of snow means huge drifts on the roof. Normally would not have this much snow on the roof if the house was being heated. But, no heat = neat looking drifts.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Bake Oven And Storage Cabinet

This shot shows the little storage cabinet we will use for baking sheets and other baking gear.. What is extra neat is the shelves are made of stone, and the door will also be made of stone! How cool is that? Travis looks on and admires the crew’s workmanship.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Snowy Sunset

It has snowed over 2 ft in last 7 days and more is on the way....
despite all the delays it has caused on the house - electric, plumbing, window installation, stucco, etc, it has left us with some magnificent scenery on and around the property.... This was a magical scene taken at sunset from our screened porch.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Just About Done!

The heater is just about done! Here Jerry and the crew (Travis and Derrick) pose in front of the masterpiece! All three of these guys were terrific!

Bake Oven Side

Here is the bake oven side of the heater. Can’t wait for the first loaf of bread and the first pizza!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Screened Porch

Screened Porch is framed in and tar paper on roof. Deb looks out ..... and then gets back to work. Overall, we like working in any weather. Every little bit we do gets us closer to the finish line...

Monday, December 15, 2008

Foreground View

Although we love looking at the ocean, our “foreground view” is just as nice.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Eagle in the View

If you look close you will see a wintering bald eagle perched in a large douglas fir tree. Aside from the eagle we thought the view from our porch was terrific.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Respirator Mask Kiss

Ever try to kiss with a respirator mask on? Well, we did..... too funny!

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Stucco

Just about have one side completed... looks great to us.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

More Heater Progress

wood storage compartment is started

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Wood Storage

To the right of the firebox will be a wood storage bin. Here, it is about ready to receive the stone lid.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Screened Porch

Another wonderful niche to the house is the screened porch area that will be the access to the decks. Our plan was to have an “outdoor” room with a roof for inclement weather...we will add screens and windows (that we plan to make ourselves) that will flip up inward when the weather dictates...

Monday, December 8, 2008

East Side Stucco

Goodbye sugar cube look

Sunday, December 7, 2008

More Progress

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Jerry and Travis

Jerry and Travis pose in front of their/our masterpiece!

Friday, December 5, 2008

Winter Wonderland

a glimpse of what the views will be from living room windows - minus the ladders of course!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

West Side

In case you are wondering, the aluminum foil is covering a steel post that supports our loft beam. The foil and the post will be buried inside the heater and you will never see it. The foil helps reflect the heat off of the steel.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Heater Keeps Going Up

Our masonry heater keeps on growing. As you can see at the bottom the decorative (real) stone is beginning to be placed. And, yes, the photo is cockeyed... the heater is really straight and so is the house! This is going to be so cool!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Heater is Complicated

Here is a shot of the heating channels what will go on behind the stones! This is where the heat will pass below the hearth - great for warming your buns!