Monday, September 4, 2023

Working On.

 Tomorrow, we will begin installing the windows. We have seven to install, not including the sliding glass door in the front (which is not yet purchased). They are framed in. It will be neat to see how many we can get in. We also have two doors. 

That will make a huge difference.

I'll take pictures. 

14 comments:

  1. Do you have a schedule that you follow to know the steps to putting together a house? Is there a certain order to it? I see buildings going up all of the time and wonder about the timing of it all. You two are amazing in that you can do it all yourselves.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. We are not experts but we are fortunate enough to know where to go if we have questions. We have quite a bunch of people who know a lot more than we do. Sometimes, it is a matter of completing one thing and thinking, "Well, now we can do xxxxxxx". Other times, it is more like "Oh crap! We need to get that taken care of ASAP." Either way, we inch ahead a bit at a time. We are basically getting things done to the point that the house is closed up for winter. We know that things are pretty unpredictable for Tim, so we will be closing up the renovation and the new build. We'll get back to work in the spring, hopefully.

      Delete
  2. Do you have a budget for everything or is it a guesstimate?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Interesting question. We don't have a budget. We decide what we want and then figure out how to do that as cheaply as possible. The boiler system is a $3500 dollar unit that we got from a guy who needed to buy a larger boiler for his house. Without it going back, I think it was a couple hundred dollars. We don't scrimp on weather proofing, insulation or Windows. That costs in the long run. The thing is that we have seriously been stockpiling for this house for literally years. We bought things we liked. We were very fortunate to have places to stash the stuff.

      Delete
    2. The boiler was $300. That price and the fact that we install it ourselves will save us thousands alone.

      Delete
  3. Do you ever pause to take a breath??

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh yes. I had a bit of a break yesterday, which was good. I broke out in HIVES of all things. I couldn't believe it. Tim was hooking up a new high efficency furnace at a rental.

      Delete
  4. I love installing new construction windows and doors. I shudder at the thought of installing replacement windows and doors.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I hope you’ve been moving as slowly as possible, if it’s as hot and humid as it’s been here today!šŸ„µ But how exciting to get windows in!! Hope all goes/went smoothly.. xo, Ricki

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Believe me. We were working verrrrrrry slowly.

      Delete

I'm glad you're here!

Tim has a DIY Christmas

 Houdi continues to do alright. He's not himself, but he eats and he drinks. He is a bit more reclusive than usual, but he's stopped...