Friday, October 26, 2012

Baby, it's cold outside....

And so I'm trying to find things to do inside to keep busy.  May as well update the blog!

My main job for the house this week was to finish granite selection.  Done!  Here is what we came up with:

garage countertops

Guest bathroom: Colonial Creme

Upstairs bathrooms and desk area:  Alaska White

Close up of Alaska White

This is the tile that is going in the bathrooms with the Alaska White:

Laundry room:  Seol Bordeaux (a bit more cost-effective than the original
Bordeaux that I selected)

Kitchen:  I'm doing a little happy dance because they had this great slab of
 "Azul Fantasy" that will work for the island.  

Here is a close up of the smaller slab that will be used for the perimeter countertops,
showing the tile for the backsplash.

Over at the property, it has been a busy week.  Well #2 was only pumping about 1 gallon a minute, so that have pulled that up and dug another one:

This is the view from the south end of the barn loft.  I wasn't too happy that this well
ended up in the middle of what is supposed to be pasture, but nobody asked me.

Front view from the northwest corner.  They installed Jim's office doors and have cleaned up the front yard.

Jim's office from the inside--lots of great light!  Floors are protected for painting.

Back stairs.  The painting crew has been prepping for paint for over a week now.  I never realized that every single crack has to be caulked and every single nail hole has to be filled before they paint.  In addition, they cover all the wood floors, all the tile and tape off the windows and around the trim.

Garage cabinets
Barn aisle looking toward house.  Stalls on left.

Barn--looking out over stalls

View of house from upstairs barn loft

Yesterday, one of the workers said, "So you're going to put the horses AND your mother in law in the barn?"  Well... no... not unless she would prefer to be out there!  The barn loft, or as we lovingly refer to it, "the break room," is our extra space splurge so that we will always have room for more people.  So, if you are reading this, rest assured, we will have room for you!  (as long as you don't mind living in the proximity of two well-mannered equines.)

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