|Here's the brick we thought we chose|
|Here's how the brick looks next to the stone :-(|
I love the building process. I love seeing the ideas go from your head to the paper to the actual plans and then seeing the house take shape--from the first boards to the last drop of paint. I don't consider myself all that talented when it comes to knowing what looks good together but I know what I like. I do not like odd stone/brick combinations. Our town is full of them. So when we decided to do stone on front and brick on back I wanted to be sure that they blended well and complimented each other. I have written about the difficulty they had finding the correct stone, and then the correct brick. It turns out what I thought was the correct brick probably isn't. So, instead of a nice smooth transition from tan/gold stone to tan brick we go from tan/gold stone to ugly pink brick. Every time I go to the house I look at it and have to remind myself that there is nothing that can be done. I hope that once it is all done I will be okay with it. I realize that in the grand scheme of things this is relatively insignificant. But for now I am aggravated. Seriously.
I probably shouldn't even be writing this right now! The more I look at it the madder I get. Is madder even a word?
Well, the inside of the house is coming along nicely. They have been working hard all week getting the drywall up and ready for texture.
|one of the small domes|
|Rob and Susie in the kitchen|
|Looking from foyer to side entrance.|
|Progress on the family room, looking into the kitchen|
|Groin vault outside master bedroom|
|Are you kidding me? This beast was found hanging around in the space for the master bath tub. You can't tell from the picture but it has a leg span of almost 3 inches. GROSS.|
|The ceiling in Joe's room has some interesting lines.|
|Brick work. It would be great except I specifically did not want any contrast.|
|Drive through. There is a fancy French word for it but I can't remember it and I don't feel like looking it up right now. Grouchy. Not to mention that the beams are not supposed to be like this...|
|Front porch done!|
|Arbor off Master bathroom|
|Ah, yes... the barn site.|
So... this wraps up another blog post. Not the most upbeat, for which I apologize. Just have to keep giving myself the pep talk and at the moment it's not working!