Monday, January 10, 2011

Christmas 2010

Lacking a table (which is now on order), our oversized Christmas tree fits quite well within the atrium. Still some electrical work to be done (and bills to pay!) but Phase 1 of the renovation is almost done. Phase 2 which will be to complete the library -- meaning actually putting in shelves and the tea station (okay, the bar) will have to wait until 2011. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all!.

Purple people-eaters

Entirely by chance, our friend Joanne matched the wall during a recent visit. The main floor living room is looking positively habitable after returning some of the furniture. The overhead fan/light is finally installed after multiple visits to Marchand Electric in Ottawa (too long a story).

Outside is Done

In the week of December 7, 2010, the outside of the house was finally finished -- that is, the soffits, fascia, and eavestroughing were completed. Here is the beautiful result. The snow is around, but not overwhelming yet.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Semblance of a Real Place

Remember that wetted and warped hardwood floor in the proto-library? It's all fixed now as you can see. The truck is back from Crown Collision looking good as new. Phase II will be to actually put in the library shelving and a small bar/tea station, but, hey this is okay for now.

Remembrance Day

Nov. 11, the scaffolding is down, and for the first time since mid-June, we have been able to park in our driveway. We couldn't be happier with the colour and with the wonderful job that Sunset Stucco has done. Flashings, soffits, and eavestroughs yet to come.

Suddenly a Break in the Weather

Woohoo! A flurry of activity and the stucco-ing is drawing to a close. Look, the green garbage bin is gone. A hit-and-run backed into our red pickup while it was parked on the street, scraping and denting the driver's side door. Sigh... something else to fix. But still, the house looks great.

Oh No! Snow.

October 31, Hallowe'en, and the first snow fall has arrived -- well just a dusting, but still. The weather has turned against us and some days are going by now with little progress on the exterior. The west (left) side of the house has been tarped again to help move things along.