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You oughta be in pictures - 6 
4th-Mar-2008 06:45 pm
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I had intended to document the entire construction process in this journal. That was before Erik gave me my assignments. Instead, here are a selected few from the hundreds (every wire, every stud, every outlet, every ...) Husband took, arranged in some order that made sense to me at the time.

Oh, and Catgenie? The world's only self-flushing, self-cleaning cat "litter" box. Details at http://www.catgenie.com



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bluprint1 ensdrain
bluprint1

Beta7.2 - close, but not the final plan.
ensdrain

French drain established on the southeast side of the foundation. A PVC pipe fits to the drain and guides any water through the pea gravel and starting down the hill into the woods to the south.
septgroove rock
septgroove

This is the drain groove extending from the west side of the house towards the private road. It parallels the driveway. This drains to the septic tanks.
rock

Our land is glacier till. Lots of rocks. This one broke a Cat.
constskel1 constskel2
constskel1

Early stage framing -- foundation and basement are done; framing for the first floor starts.
constskel2

More of the first floor framing is in place. The "room" jutting towards the right (west) is the master bath.
bkshpraw1 closebkshprew
bkshpraw1

Taken early in the framing stage,standing in front of the basement bedroom below the master bedroom above. This shows how the two wings extend out to shape the courtyard in the middle.
closebkshprew

Taken standing immediately in front of the courtyard at the back of the house.
bksideshpraw midhsraw
bksideshpraw

Taken from the east woods behind the house during framing. You can see the door to the garage at the extreme right. The screened porch is in the middle of the kitchen/family room wing extending east. Again, this perspective shows how the two wings extend out on either side of the courtyard.
midhsraw

Looking through the living room window doors from the front door. During framing.
geo1 geo2
geo1

The geothermal system. Not so different from a regular furnace. To come are the 2 water heaters.
geo2

Closer look at the exchanger for the geothermal.
balc1 balc2
balc1

The balcony from the family room side.
balc2

Balcony from the master bedroom side.
catgenieplug prch-const
catgenieplug

Gray box for the Catgenie in the mudroom. There's another one in the master bath and one in the basement.
prch-const

Framing begins on the screened porch.
prch-decks shape-back
prch-decks

The hill is deep enough that we needed to put a deck to span between the screened porch and the back garage door.
shape-back

Siding is going up as the first floor balcony is built.
shape-back-close wfire
shape-back-close

Closer look at the first floor balcony construction.
wfire

My gas fireplace awaiting installation.
stairdwn stairup
stairdwn

Temporary stair leading from firsts floor to basement.
stairup

Temporary stair going up to the first floor from the basement. The room at the top of the stairs is the dining room. The stair case opens onto a small hallway in front of the dining room between living room and kitchen.
wfireplace1 wkshp
wfireplace1

My gas fire place being installed in the family room
wkshp

Husband's wood workshop in the basement is framed.


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