Oct 31 - wall insulation goes in today
This stuff really expands when its package is opened
Oct 31 - R-38 wall insulation
Oct 31 - office insulation
Nov 1 - ceiling and bathroom insulation go up today
Nov 1 - R-38 ceiling insulation
These styrofoam forms, about 4' long, are used to preserve airspace between roof and insulation in the family room ceiling
Styrofoam air-space inserts installed in the family room ceiling
The paper facing is removed from around can light fixtures
Nov 1 - family room insulation
Nov 1 - dining area insulation
Nov 1 - kitchen insulation
Nov 1 - R-11 in the master bath
Nov 1 - R-11 in the second bath
Nov 1 - master bedroom insulation
Nov 1 - den insulation
Nov 1 - a better look at the rough grading done to lower the patio area
Nov 2 - after much discussion, and even making a cardboard dining room table template to help decide, we opted for one large and two small can lights instead of a hanging fixture in the dining area
Nov 2 - the electrical panel has been set on the southwest basement wall
Nov 2 - Rocky working on the house side of the electrical lines
Nov 2 - Rocky and Don making preparations to pull the electrical wire underground
Nov 2 - leader that will be used to pull wire from the house through the underground conduit
Nov 2 - Don finishing up at the pole end of the wire leader. AEP will later inspect the electricians' work, and on Nov 8 will make the final connection between pole and house.
Nov 2 - insulation inspection passed -- on to drywall! Both rough HVAC and framing also received final approval today.
Nov 3 - after many sessions of raking and tamping repeatedly-squished earth back into place, Jeremy put up a don't-park-here barrier. Now perhaps the turf can recover.
Nov 3 - knowing that the drywall delivery truck would otherwise drive right into the newly rough-graded area, Jeremy put up a hint to stay on the driveway
Nov 3 - drywall delivery. Had the driver not refused to temporarily drop his empty trailer, he could have pulled well into the driveway. As it was, he took up quite a bit of the road. Jeremy made him stay off the grass and flowerbed!
There's just room for Sawmill Road traffic to pass
Wireless remote for the crane
The last drywall load lifting off the truck bed
Swinging off the truck
Pushing toward the orange cart
Drywall sheets are flipped vertical, then transferred to the cart, rolled to the back door and carried inside by hand
Nov 3 - staged drywall
Nov 3 - drywall supplies
Nov 3 - a milestone: new house numbers on the front porch!