Dahlia House

Dahlia House
Taken in August 2013

Thursday, March 23, 2006

Emily, Colleen and families were down for the weekend and helped us bring in all the sheetrock, do some tractor work, move the old windows up to the barn and clean up the yard a bit. The girls moved a lot of the bricks around to the other side of the house where we will be building a walkway with them this summer. Brian and Jahn also got the other set of stairs in place, so we have two ways down to the beach now!
Then the last few days I finished sealing the chimney and then Brian and I put up about a third of the ceiling beadboard. It looks great! Heather and Adam are coming down this weekend to help too!

Thursday, March 16, 2006

WHOO HOO! We passed the inspection! The plumbing is approved and now we are going forward to finish the insulation and sheetrock! How awesome!!!! A Big step in the right direction!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Brian finished all the rough-in plumbing today.......Yippee! It has been such a big job! A kitchen and 3 bathrooms to plumb. Not an easy thing to do. It will be inspected on Thursday, so we shall see. Then we can get the sheetrock up. The cabinets are supposed to arrive next Monday so we have a lot to do in the kitchen to be ready for them.
I finished cleaning off all the old mortar on the chimney in the kitchen and it looks pretty good. Sealed the old mortar between the bricks, but still have to freshen up the old bricks themselves.
Have been giving the bead-board a coat of varathane before it goes up on the ceiling. Have about a third done so need to get going and finish them.
And of course we put up more insulation on the walls and ceiling!

Last week we finished putting up siding on the back porch and around the side of the house. Now the kitchen seems so much warmer. Getting there slowly but surely!