Monthly Archives: November 2013

Black Pipe

We waited and waited, and when it got far too cold it was time to hook up the propane. Our propane system is pretty simple: we’ll have a 330 gallon tank outside, a 3/4″ line coming in, and then just the … Continue reading

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A Whole New Floor Plan

Here’s how we came up with our final floor plan: spent hours working and reworking the original architect sketches thought about them some more, and changed everything over and over got the architect to revise the floor plan (at least … Continue reading

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Top Five: Hardest Things about House Building

We are often asked: what was the hardest thing about building this summer? And, while we would happily tell you all the good stories and the small triumphs and the little tricks that made daily life possible and enjoyable, we … Continue reading

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Up to Speed: Summer Playlist

What did we listen to all summer? Well, sometimes it was the neighbors rendition of head-banger’s ball, thanks to a new set of 10′ speakers installed in his backyard and positioned *just so* for our auditory enjoyment  . . . … Continue reading

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Up to Speed: How We Dropped the Stairs

So there are many untold stories that we could post. Between the lack of internets and abundance of tiredness, we are surprised that we managed to post as much as we did during the main process of building. Here is … Continue reading

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TurkeyBambi Or Quiet Yard Wildlife

And then the raft of turkeys we watched all summer walked right up to our door . . . And a few bambinos  joined them to frolic in the meadow.

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It’s Electric!

We’ve been working on the electric for a while now . . . you know, little things like the main line, main panel, and sub-panel in the house . . . but inevitably, it’s time to get down to the … Continue reading

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