I Love the Smell of Sawdust in the Morning!

Busy week!  All the cabinetry is installed, and so are the wood floors!  The stairs are being prepped and built (landings are done, risers are in process, treads come next and then the spindles and railings).  They also started the stonework on the fireplace, which is super fun.  That plywood box was really beginning to bug me!

Next week they start the long process of adding the color to our domestic world.  I think Super Bill said it would take 3 days to tape and sheet everything, then they stain woodwork and cabinets.  Then they rip all the coverings off the walls, and cover the cabinets so they can paint the walls.  Then they recover the walls, keep the woodwork covered, and do the floor.  I am guessing this is a 3 week process.  Waiting for the next step will be, well, like watching paint dry.

This wall cabinet is in the girl's bathroom.  I admire the clean appearance now -- knowing that 2 months from now it will be overflowing with "product."

This wall cabinet is in the girl’s bathroom. I admire the clean appearance now — knowing that 2 months from now it will be overflowing with “product.”

A view from the stairs of the basement bar and media center wall

A view from the stairs of the basement bar and media center wall

The fireplace wall is evolving!

The fireplace wall is evolving!

A closeup of the newly-mudded FP wall, with alcoves and stone shelves

A closeup of the newly-mudded FP wall, with alcoves and stone shelves

A little corner of the stone in place!

A little corner of the stone in place!

 

The kitchen range hood, with island in foreground

The kitchen range hood, with island in foreground

My desk

My desk

I love this window we found in an antique store.  There is currently plywood on the opposite side for protection, so the colors look for yellow-green than they truly are.

I love this window we found in an antique store. There is currently plywood on the opposite side for protection, so the colors look for yellow-green than they truly are.

A view from the kitchen into the pantry

A view from the kitchen into the pantry

An early stain option for the floor.  I asked for it to be a bit redder.

An early stain option for the floor. I asked for it to be a bit redder.

This cabinet is on the back side of the kitchen range.  It is a storage and serving piece for the outside dining room.

This cabinet is on the back side of the kitchen range. It is a storage and serving piece for the outside dining room.

A view from the entry down the front corridor to the garage.

A view from the entry down the front corridor to the garage.

The front corridor from the laundry to the entry -- the basement stairs are in the background.

The opposite view of the front corridor (from the laundry to the entry) — the basement stairs are in the background.

A peek into our bedroom

A peek into our bedroom

The garage.  The weird spikes coming off the far corner ceiling are for the heater.  The hole in the ceiling leads to attic storage

The garage. The weird spikes coming off the far corner ceiling are for the heater. The hole in the ceiling leads to attic storage

Sadly, this tree is doomed -- the roots were just trashed during the construction of the retaining wall.  From this view you can see the horrific erosion that is starting -- we need to get some landscaping in soon before we have more downpours.

Sadly, this tree is doomed — the roots were just trashed during the construction of the retaining wall. From this view you can see the horrific erosion that is starting — we need to get some landscaping in soon before we have more downpours.

A close up of the erosion.  The rocks in the background are from the retaining wall.

A close up view of the erosion. The rocks in the background are from the retaining wall.

 

About DonniT

Born in Georgia, raised in California, and living in Minnesota for almost 2 decades, I have lots of different ways of looking at the world. Married to my college sweetheart, surviving being a Navy Mom to Sailor Boy and helping Singer Girl achieve her dreams of college and stardom. Constantly trying to outwit my Labradoodle while rescuing dogs. Love to read, shop, entertain, volunteer, travel, plan, and dream!

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