Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Six Weeks

We are six weeks into what was supposed to be a six-eight week project. I'm thinking it will be more of an eight-ten week project. Please, please, please don't let it stretch beyond that! Yes, I'm looking forward to the additional space, but I'm soooo tired of having all these people invading my home.
Do you see that picture? There were FIVE different jobs (you can't see one of the five trucks) being done here at the same time. Lumber, gutters, insulation, fireplace, and our general contractor...all.at.the.same.time. I'm a control freak and this drives me crazy. Actually, wait--what REALLY drives me crazy is that these people seem to think it is okay to PARK at the bottom of my driveway. Keep in mind that my Honda Odyssey is *in* my driveway these days because our garage is full of our family room furniture right now. Why on earth would you park someone in? Especially since there is plenty of parking in our cul-de-sac during the day.
Now that I'm done venting (for now!), here is a new look at my fireplace wall...with a new fireplace, window holes, and DRYWALL (with insulation behind it!) Phew! It was getting rather chilly in here with no insulation or drywall!
Another look at our new gas fireplace. When they removed our old fireplace, they discovered the reason we had a big (and I do mean BIG!) draft across our floor--there was a 1/4 inch gap in the plywood that the builder had never sealed. Brrr! This fireplace is a bit bigger than our old one and the blower is stronger--so we'll get more heat out of the fireplace too. What I'm most excited about though, is that there is no gaudy gold trim on this one!
This is looking from the old part of the family room toward the new part. SPACE! Actually, right now the space is so big and open that we have quite an echo going on downstairs. I'm looking forward to that going away when our furniture is back in the family room.
The siding is going up on the outside of the addition. Hopefully once the siding is painted, the addition won't stick out quite so much.


Jessica said...

You are getting sssooo close. I know you can't wait to have your home back, but think of all. that. space. I'm so jealous! And I assume this means you'll be hosting plenty of lunch bunches, play groups, playdates,etc....?!?! LOL!!

Emily said...

Completing a remodel while you're living in the house is tough! We completely gutted our kitchen a few years ago...we knocked out walls, the stove, the sink. It was made only slightly easier by our 2nd kitchen and frozen pizza. It felt like a perpetual mess. It's all worth it in the end, though!

Darlene said...

How exciting to be adding on to your home! I know all the workers can be a pain but I would be thrilled beyond belief to get more living space!

Savvy Mode SG said...

i remembered when i remodeded the house, it was so hard. keep up the hard work.

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

I haven't been over in a while, but WOW! Lots of excitement goin' on over here. I can't wait to see the finished product. But probably not more than you. : )

Buzzings of a Queen Bee! said...

You must be getting so excited to see the progress! I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh my goodness....Its will be so worth it...one day..smiles~

Sandy Toes said...

How nice...you will enjoy it so much when it's all done!!!
sandy toe

Nicole said...

Wow, it's looking great. I feel your pain though, it would drive me absolutely crazy to have that many people at my house all the time, I really like my privacy. Your blog looks so cute!

jenjen said...

It is coming along! Just think of how wonderful it will be when it's done! Your bigger, stronger fireplace will be nice when it's cold.

Looks good!