Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas week

A white Christmas for sure, Pete got lots of snowblowing done, a couple of times. Photos are from around the property, it is a beautiful place in all seasons but maybe the most beautiful in winter.

On Christmas eve we took a small supper and a bottle of champagne out to the new house, built a fire and had our first meal together in our new home. It was a fine evening.

Work will pick up again on Monday, the flooring should be completed by Wednesday and that will pretty much be it for the week. The following week the kitchen appliances and countertops and the rest of the plumbing fixtures will be installed.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Working inside

First floor flooring is in and will be sanded and a first coat of finish put down on Monday. The fireplace surround is in place, Craig will do the mantel when he is doing the bookcases, window and door trim and baseboards.

Slate tile in the mudroom.

The basement bathroom with tile work completed. The plumbers brought some of the bathroom and kitchen fixtures on Friday and will bring the rest on Monday.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Orchard House in winter

The exterior work is finished for the winter except for installing a couple more door handles. The body of the house will be painted in the spring and screens for the south facing porch will be added so we can escape the relentless attacks of the dreaded black flies.

More progress

The fireplace puzzle which Terry Gilfoy will put together next week.

Slate tile in the mudroom.

Interior progress

First floor flooring starting with the central hallway.

Stairway from the guest area of the basement to the first floor.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Finishing the porch columns

So what if it is 25 above and the wind is out of the north gusting to 40 miles an hour. Dan and Jeremy had one last porch to finish and they did.
Thankfully they will move indoors later today to start the baseboards and window and door trim in the basement.