15 April, 2008

More House Update News - No Adoption News

Well, at least there is good news with our house progress. I guess there will be lots of activity from here on out now that we're down to the nitty gritty.

Yesterday they began the forms for the driveway, sidewalk and patios!! This was a huge surprise to us. We went to meet with the stain guy first thing in the morning and the cement guy was already there. We had a huge mud puddle in the morning and these nice neat forms by evening!

Front Sidewalk form.

Back Patio form.

The first coat of stain on the kitchen cabinets.

Cabinet doors and drawers with two coats of stain. Next comes 4 layers of laquer.

They added the front porch columns and railing and although you can't see it very well, the top of the porch now has its arched detail

They added the attic pulldown in the garage.

My bathtub was finally removed from its box and the plumber got it installed! He had to move the drain pipe. They had installed it in the center and this tub has a side drain, so the cement had to be jack-hammered.

The beadboard detail was added in D's room:


Chelley said...

That house looks so cool!! I cant believe how fast it is moving along now!!!

Hmm what is with the jackhammer!!! nothing like braking up new floor!!!

U.N. Mama said...

I'm just sooo excited for ya'll with each update!!!

Patti said...

I love your tub and the beadboard detailing too! I can live vicariously through you. Can't wait to see the landscaping - I love gardening. One thing at a time I suppose!

sandy said...

The house is looking really good! I love the brick work... it's beautiful! Your kitchen is going to look so great when it's done. And the tall windows are very nice. I'm surprised at the tall trees around outside... I wouldn't have expected them... but I know nothing really about your state except for visiting Austin a couple of times.

No adoption news here either, sigh. Hope we all hear something soon!

Becky and Keith said...

Love the color of the cabinets! Very nice! Things certainly are coming together!

Lori said...

Looking good...is that a "sparkie" vest?

Suz said...

Yes, Lori, good eye! It was Wednesday afternoon - Awana day!