Monday, October 27, 2014

10/25/2014 The outside is done!

With the exception of our landscaping project, the outside of the house is considered done.  There are tiny details to attend to, but nothing that requires vast planning or resources.  The chimney race was one of those projects that just always seemed to get pushed off to the back burner in favor of things we deemed more pressing.  However, once completed, seemed to make a huge difference in the appearance of the whole house.  The process was not as hard as we (ok, as I.) thought it would be.  Debra had more faith in it being an easy project than I did. The only thing that slowed us down was the need to acquire some good sturdy commercial scaffolding.  Installing those panels would have been difficult at best, and damned dangerous at worst if we had done them from our ladders.  Good timing too, as the Fall weather is getting less and less pleasant to be outside working in.  Now we are moving back inside to finish the last of the interior details so as to call the house complete.  But as anyone who has ever built a house knows, you are never truly "done".


Debra handling the panel cutting.
Me, thinking how nice it will be to not have to work in high places anymore.

It turned out looking better than even we thought it would.