Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Roof Done!

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I know that it isn't quite done in this picture but it is done now.

I love the color mom chose. Grandma Wood had a green roof too.

We will be putting in a wood stove in Mom's living room. The house will not be only heated by wood, the stove is there for back-up in case of ice storms. No heat and air systems work without power but the wood stove does. :o)

Well Eric has been thinking of a way to have it there without having it detract from the look of the house. Well he came up with a plan. He has made a chimney to cover up the pipe that comes out of the roof. He will cover it with river rock (the stone mom chose) and make it look like a fire place. The outside wall of the house will have river stone too so it look like it goes together. It is going to be fabulous!!

The exterior of the house is going to be stucco with river rock at the corners. The stucco will be done in free style and will look very Old World. I can't wait to see it done. It will be fabulous. Mom is looking at rosy beige colors. They look like the stone colors from Southern Utah. The stucco man will be here sometime soon to bring samples so she can make a choice.

Here are some other things that got done this past week.

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This is the inside chimney for the stove.

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The upstairs is decked and now has half walls put up to make the stairway safe. Mom and I both have major problems with open stairs. It makes us feel panicky and we can't go up or down without a wall to at least touch.

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The bathroom under the stairs was framed. Eric continued the line of the ceiling where the sink will go so it works together and doesn't look weird.

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They are working on the soffit on the porch this week and I heard rumors of electricians and heating and air people. It is starting to move together quickly.


Marylois said...

It all looks great! I remember someone saying that the wood burning stove dad put in the big house was the best job they had ever seen. Hope this one goes in the same :~)