Shingles

It was a busy week at the house. I had a lot of Buc-ee’s work, so I didn’t get a chance to update the blog. (I love Buc-ee’s!) It rained Wednesday and Thursday, but we still have almost all of the shingles on. I took this Friday morning.

On Saturday, the brick mason started working on the thermal mass wall that lies between the living room and the master bedroom. It’s also in basement between the two bedrooms. We will be covering the part that’s in the living room with cultured stone. In the bedrooms there will be a stucco finish. The wall is part of the passive solar thing.

concrete wall

And finally, photos from today:

Front Porch

Front Porch

Front Porch

Bright, Bright Sunshiny Day

Here on some photos of The View. Don’t worry, they are Barbara Walters free.

Here is what Gary will see when he washes the dishes:

Kitchen window view

And from the screened in porch, there are still more trees to see.

Screen porch view

These windows are in the master bedroom. Really, these are different trees. I swear.

Master bedroom view

The Roof. The Roof.

The Roof is on the house. We took a lot of photos today. The weather is shockingly beautiful – much like it can be in Brazoria. In late October.

I took this from our future driveway. Those are shingles sitting on top of the roof and the pile rocks is for the garage floor.

Garage

And from the southeast corner, you can get a good view of the screened in porch.

Southeast Corner 81608

And finally, the standard view from the southwest.

Southwest

Trusses

Before we started building this house, this is what I thought of when I heard truss.

But now, it’s got a whole new meaning.

The was how the house looked at 8:30 this morning. There was much cool crane action. If you want to see the other 40 photos I took of the crane, just let me know. Too bad it was cloudy.

Gary took these next two this afternoon. The front (north side) of the house.

And the back. You can see the future screened in porch on the far right.

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They put up a lot of walls yesterday:

On the main floor, from left to right, are the master bedroom, living room and kitchen.

Here’s the view from the opposite corner inside:

The kitchen sink goes under the window on the left. Then the door and the next 5 windows are the living room. The master bedroom is in the far corner.