Saturday, April 29, 2023


Progress continues slowly.   All the flooring is down;  tile is down on the shower floor, as is the metal for the shower walls.   A special hand painted window separates the shower and the main bath area.   The fireplace is installed, along  with the stone, mantel and barnwood.  Lots of staining and polyurethane on wood trim and doors.   Starting into the 3rd gallon of stain and second gallon of polyurethane.   Kitchen cabinet construction has begun.

Sunday, March 26, 2023

 26 March 2023

We have been doing mostly finish type work since my last post.   Progress is VERY slow.   All the walls are painted, except for the entry room.  The propane fireplace is roughed in -  waiting on the vent pipe and termination cap.  The finished floor is down in both of the bedrooms - 2nd and 4th floors.   The master bedroom is mostly complete.   The walls have been painted with 8' tall trees and the shelf on the headboard area of the bed now has an inlay  - representing the flinthills and  sunrays.  The interior shutters are built and ready to be installed (waiting on hinges).  The tankless water has found its' home under the stairway on the second floor.  We finally have a functioning toilet in the silo.(we have to carry water in a bucket to make it flush).   The dense  foam, sloped floor of the shower has been installed.

Thursday, February 2, 2023


Interior finishing has been labor intensive.   We have installed approximately 2,200 lineal feet of 1x8 tongue and groove pine boards.   They have been stained and 2 coats of polyurethane applied.  All of the ceilings - either t&g boards or barnwood, have been installed.   The headboard design in the master bedroom is nearing completion.  All of the stairway openings are mostly complete, including stairway lighting.    The bedroom on the second floor has sheetrock on the walls and the toilet area - tucked under the curved stairway on the 3rd floor is nearing completion - barnwood on the ceiling and walls.

Saturday, January 7, 2023


We have finally completed the 16' high ceiling on the fourth floor - complete with a ceiling fan with a 5' downrod.   The 4' high wainscoting of t&g boards is complete and sheetrock to the ceiling - sanded, painted and trim boards installed    the 1x8 t&g is continued down the exterior wall of the stairway and then back to the 4' high wainscoting  across the landing and into the next stair way opening.   The ceiling is complete across the landing and into the stairway opening with a 16' high ceiling at the lower end.    we had to set up some type of temporary floor planks across the opening so we could reach the ceiling.  Angles everywhere and progress is very slow.  We cut a 24" x 60" opening in the silo wall on the fourth floor, to create a viewing vista of the flinthills

 4/29/2023 Progress continues slowly.   All the flooring is down;  tile is down on the shower floor, as is the metal for the shower walls.  ...