Another Step Toward the Finish Line!

We went to visit the house again this weekend so I could see the placement of the tub in our bathroom and the fireplace.  Matt had seen both earlier in the week when he was there, and did bring home pictures, but I needed to see it in person to make sure all was well.  When we arrived we saw the plumbing had begun, with most of the major items already being run.

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Laundry room plumbing and kitchen pipes with stove ventilation.

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Kitchen sink lines and drain.  Vents for the laundry and kitchen up through the roof.

6Hall bath plumbing.

The Master Bath tub looked good in the corner, so I decided to take a seat and test it out.  That’s when I saw this face!  I’m pretty sure she was impersonating Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”!  Thank goodness that wall will be solid when everything is done! LOL
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We also noticed several heat duct openings, which we believe to be the returns, although there were several of them!  Including one in each bedroom and the great room.Register



The fireplace is looking mighty nice and so is my very large studio space.  We’ve confirmed it’s just a smidge smaller than our Master! 🙂
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FireplaceWideHere’s the view of the fireplace from the dining room/kitchen.

While we were there we tested out some furniture arrangements with scrap wood.  I think this layout of the chair and couch will work the best as I plan to have a table or dresser behind the couch for storage.

The back of the house is starting to fill with the necessary exhausts for the HVAC and fireplace but there should still be plenty of room for the hot tub we plan to install outside our Master Bedroom!

And just to prove that there are moose in the neighborhood we spotted this cow on the way to the house as she crossed the road because apparently it IS greener on the other side.

I explained to her that while I welcome her in my yard for more photo ops, if I catch her eating my flowers and garden plants we’re gonna have to make some less moose friendly arrangements.

This was the response I got.  I don’t think she much cared.

Moving Right Along…

We went to visit the house again last weekend to find the roof almost complete!  Here’s the latest:



3The front porch where I’m want a rocking chair in the corner for savoring our slice of mountain view.
4The garage.  Tequila is standing in the doorway to the laundry room.

5The garage from the laundry room doorway.

6The kitchen and great room from just outside the laundry room.

7The kitchen, studio and entry way from just outside the laundry room.

8The dining room and kitchen from the great room.  The laundry room is off to the left.

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The entryway and hall bathroom.

9My studio is taking shape!  EEKK! 🙂

12Guest room #1

13Guest room #2

14The Master Bedroom!

15From the rear, garage side.  I’m thinking my garden will fit nicely in that area behind the garage there!

16The rear, bedroom side.  A little extra cleared room as part of the backyard.

And the best part of the site visit was finding this little gem just a few minutes away from our home!  17SOOO going to be making friends with the owners for access to an AMAZING photo location!  I’m already dreaming up cool ideas for family and senior sessions here!