Sunday, August 14, 2016

A Garage Door and New Floors

Progress continues on our new home.  Late last week, the garage door installer did his thing and here's the finished product!
The picture below was taken later in the afternoon and it's a bit brighter in the sunshine.
It's so nice to be able to close the door at night and not worry about the rain damaging anything that's being stored there.

Also, the wood floors went in this week!
These pictures were taken after the first day of installation.  

The brick layers have finished bricking the exterior, too!  
The large Douglas fir beam wwill set into place in the patio grilling area.  J plans to use some of his heavy equipment as the men steady the beam onto it's supports.  The masons will then brick the beam into place.  They plan to finish this area this week. Finally, they will add stone veneer to the walkout side of the basement.  Those guys have been here so long, we've gotten to know them pretty well. We'll really miss them when they're done!

J did have a mishap Friday afternoon. He stepped off the front porch and twisted his ankle. He was lucky it wasn't worse but his ankle has bothered him a bit.  It's hard to keep a good man down!
Finally, J and I worked in his 'lodge' area this weekend putting up the particle board that his barn siding will be attached to.  He is pretty good at measuring and cutting and the boards went together perfectly!  I hope the siding goes up as well!  We still need to clean the boards before we bring them in but that will be a project for later on.  

This weekend is Precious Daughter's first wedding shower.  Her Mother-in-law-to-be will be coming in so we plan to spend time doing fun things other than working on the house!!  

Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying these last weeks of summer!


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16 comments:

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Your home is coming along nicely and it's beautiful! I hope your husband's ankle will not bother him too much. The wood floors will be fantastic! Having doors in place feels more secure I'm sure and closes out the weather! Enjoy your time with your daughter's in-law to be!

My Kentucky Living said...

Watching the progress! I just love houses and the building process. We have built three houses and watching them come to life is fun. sheila

Kailani said...

Wow wow wow! It's looking great!

barbara woods said...

it's looking great, want be long now!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

Your home is looking so pretty. Having the garage doors will be very helpful. Love the look! i know you a re so excited. Thank you for sharing the progress of your home at DI&DI.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's at the most fun stage now - you can see all the different elements you've chosen all coming together. Every day brings huge changes I'm sure. So sorry DH had to hurt hisself - hopefully he heals quickly!

Angelina PeoniesandOrangeBlossoms said...

Oh how exciting to have the wood floors go in! I just stumbled upon your belong from between naps on the porch. I love seeing houses being built, so much fun (well, and I am sure tears too).

Still Woods Farmhouse said...

The floors are lovely. I know you must be so excited to see the progress. I know when we were building our home, each day brought more excitement. I am looking forward to watching your house come together.
Blessings from Lynda at Still Woods Farmhouse

Creations By Cindy said...

Your house is looking like a home now! Love it! The floors are so pretty. Bless his heart...a twisted ankle hurts! Praying it totally heals. Oh I can feel the excitement in the air with a wedding shower in the makings. Such exciting times. I know it will be lovely. Can't wait to hear all about it sweet Zenda. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Stacey said...

Coming right along! I know you are so excited because it's really looking like a home now.

So glad you shared this at Thoughts of Home. Enjoy your special weekend. :)

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

The door is beautiful and the house is really coming together. The oak floors are really beautiful too and such a lovely color not dark at all. I have to confess I don't understand half of the construction terms you are using but I love to look at the pictures Zenda. Keep them coming.

Summer said...

Loving the progress! The door is nice ♥

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Art and Sand said...

Your home will be perfect!

Thanks for sharing with SYC.

The Charm of Home said...

Wow! It is really beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

Keri said...

Your home is coming along beautifully!! Love all the brick, and I'm sure it's nice to have the garage door up. I hope you all have fun with your daughter's wedding preparations!

Giovanni said...

Your house is looking great! I completely love the new doors and floors. I think hardwood floors give a beautiful look and finish to any room. The brick exterior is absolutely wonderful too. I can’t wait to see the patio grilling area when it’s complete. Be sure to post some photos of that area once it’s done too. Good luck! It’s going to look wonderful!

Giovanni @ Coastal Contract Hardware