July 9, 2010
I have to pinch myself these days, I really do. For the past few weeks since we moved out of our old house, my routine has been to drop the kids off at the school bus stop in our old neighborhood and head down the street to say good morning to Tom Silva and his crew working away on our house. It's a pretty amazing way to start the day, seeing dedicated professionals building something for you. I always leave happy.
5 or 6 weeks have gone by (I've lost count) and lot has happened. Asbestos and lead paint nastiness had to be removed. It was in the floor and around pipes as you would expect, but surprisingly it was also in the caulking in the sunroom. Men in space suits came and took it away.
If we fast forward to today, we have new foundations poured for the the sunroom in the back and the entryway in the front. Framing of the new interior walls has begun and we have a truckload of roof trusses in our front yard where they will shortly become the new gable roof on the garage.
A lot of decisions have to be made now. The most immediate is putting our order in for windows. A lot of changes have been made over the past few nights that will be the stuff of future blogs, but we feel really good about where we have ended up. Next comes plumbing fixtures, lighting, a 4th of July break, and more plumbing and lighting.
Its a lot to think about and will keep me from sleeping, but I do know after tomorrow morning's meeting, I'll be in a happy place.
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You are right a great deal has gone by in the few weeks since This Old House and Tom Silva started on your house. I think you made a wise decision in renovating your house especially because of the asbestos and you will like your house better which is important. I think as you move forward now you need to think about cabinets in the next few weeks so you will need a good kitchen designer to help you. I think painted cabinets in a bright color are nice myself. I wish you luck and I am glad you are posting as it is sometimes hard to see just everything on the webcam.
I just found this blog and I want to thank you for posting your experiences. I can't wait for the new season to start. We will all be living vicariously through you. I do not have any doubt that your home will be georgeous when TOH is finished!
Thanks for the great comments guys!
Hedge -- we are just in the initial phase of kitchen design and we will be very active on this in teh next 2 to 3 weeks.
Deangirl -- Thanks! Allison and I will be posting as much as we can and find it really cool to get comments.