Sunday, April 12, 2009

Home stretch

We see the light at the end of the tunnel. Well, Billy probably sees a day off and a morning without an alarm clock. Either way we are hoping to get our final inspection sometime in the next few weeks!

They finished all the grading despite all of the rain we've been having the last few months:

The utilities are all ready for juice:

The new rock walls and stairs are finished:

Stairs from the top view:

We have one working toilet! Goodbye port-a-potty!

kitchen cabinets went in:

Kids' bathroom shower tile:

Kids' bathroom vanity:

Master bathroom shower:

Master bath vanity and floor tile:

Kitchen counter tops (granite tile):

Better put a drain plug on the shopping list so we don't lose another one down there:

Billy and Dennis worked on railings on Easter. The kids and I cleaned up and made trips to the dump. How did you celebrate the holiday?

The driveway is all nicely graveled and rollered (is that a word?). I forgot to get a picture of it and of the finished parking area, but you can glimpse the driveway in the shot above.
With any luck we'll be living there soon and seeing a little more of....what's his name?....Oh yeah, Billy! (happy birthday to him - shhhh)

Friday, March 20, 2009

The latest happenings


Utility trench:

New rock walls (entry):

This one covers the cement block (CMU) wall:

Defining the entry:

Stone steps leading to the parking area (future home of a carport):

Somebody's got to do it!

Interior paint (master):

Interior window trim:

Painted doors:

Fans installed:

more window trim:

Some exterior lights:

Prepping for floor installation:

Girls' room. Hooray for "Honlulu Blue"!

These very nice guys came up for the weekend with some of their friends...

...and left us with these beautiful floors!

Maya gives the new floors an enthusiastic double thumbs up!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The painted house

Entry and lanai:

There is Billy doing something important - there was a lot of beeping - I kept thinking my my camera battery was dying:

Front door:

These shots are from the lanai. That ship out past the lighthouse looked really huge:

These are photos I took looking through the window over the kitchen sink. The day is sunny and beautiful, but really windy and rugged out on the ocean: