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Build Day 37 (8/2/12)

The good news is that I’m finally caulking the siding and trim and whatnot.  The bad news is that it’s a very tedious task! After 2 of us working on it for about 3 hours, I think we’re 1/2 done with it.  We went all around the window and door trim and in EVERY seam between siding pieces, as well as where the siding…

News Day (7/30/12)

My university spread the word and managed to get John Carlin out to film the wee house.  For those curious, here’s his blog: http://johncarlinsvirginia.blogspot.com/ The segment will air sometime in late(ish) October and I think there will be something put on the blog.  We staged the house so it’s easier to see where things will go.

Build Day 36 (7/29/12)

Last day of siding!!!!!!! Also one of the trickiest days of siding.  All we had left to do was put some on the small, side triangles on the dormers.  Tough angles though!  Thankfully I wasn’t the one doing the mathematical calculations, so it went pretty well.  We also pondered exterior paint colors (finally mom gets to be more involved!).  The trim will be the…

Build Day 35 (7/28/12)

As I’ve stated previously, life got crazy!  I was able to order appliances and do some theoretical work on the wee house, but no construction to speak of.  Back in the swing of things now though!  While I was in Las Vegas for a conference, the roof crew was working.  Although I had wanted to do this myself, time is of the essence (and…

Build Days 32, 33, 34 (6/21,6/23,6/24)

We kept chugging along at the end of June to get most of the siding done.  Since we had already completed the longer walls, it was time to tackle the siding around the front door.  The straight cuts were super easy, but then we had to cut around that lovely trim I picked out.  After that, we stopped for the day since we needed…

Build Days 30 and 31 (6/16/12 – 6/17/12)

Apologies for the sporadic updates!  I was working on my paper, had to deal with moving, went to Vegas, and we were without of power for about 10 days!  The good news is that I am done with my degree (that’s right, DONE…I cannot express my excitement enough here).  Now that life is back to being life instead of a tornado, let’s talk siding:…

Video interlude

No time to actually post, so here’s a video update instead 🙂 My paper is due this weekend, so next week I’ll be back to full-force construction!  So excited!

Build Days 28 and 29 (6/9/12 – 6/10/12)

Pretty short update that will be mostly photos…I’ve been behind on these because the draft of my research paper is due this weekend and frankly that’s more important to me right now!  😉 On 6/9 and 6/10 Dad and I trimmed out the storage area on the back and put up the fascia boards around the house where the roof meets the walls.  The…

Build Days 25, 26, 27 (6/6/12-6/8/12)

I’m combining these 3 days since they all deal with trim and would have been too short to separate and still be interesting. 6/6: We put all the corner trim on (well, almost all of it…there are some corners on the dormers that still need it, but we have to wait for the roof to come in).  It’s Smartside trim and siding from LP…

Build Day 24 (6/3/12)

A short workday but we managed to install the front door.  It’s steel with a venting window to help cool down the house since I’m not putting in A/C.  The original plans called for two windows on either side of the door, but I really wanted to use the space on the inside for storage rather than for windows.  I think this meets the…

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