November 30, 2008

And now you're up to date...Nov 30th, 2008

After months of being behind in updating my blog, I am finally caught up!  Yeah!

I apologize that this blog has sort of become a site for updating on our new home, but working on the house itself doesn't really leave much time for anything else!  It definitely consumes alot of our time and will be worth it in the end.  Thanks for still visiting my blog, I appreciate your loyalty.

The end of November brings us to a good stage in the building process.  Exterior is finished, electrical is complete, plumbing is almost complete & we're dry walling the ceilings on the interior.  Sure we'd like to be ahead a bit more, but it is what it is (as Dee-Ann would say).  Our tentative move-in date is pushed to March now, might even change again.  But still, 11 months to build your dream home...isn't too shabby.  We are looking forward to seeing the interior come together in this next few months, it will be great to see the drywall up and the rooms come together.

I know it's a cliche to say, but Cory has really been 'my rock' through this whole building process.  It has really pushed us to many limits and tested our patience. Cory manages to keep his cool and whenever I ask, 'so what's the next step'...he reminds me 'it's all under control'.  Considering he's only 33 years old, his wide array of carpentry skills are stellar and his willingness to learn & take on new things amazes me.
Cory's dream shower took a while to install, but is now complete.
Electrical...just did our final electrical walk-thru on Friday, looking good.
Lots of wires in the basement.

Ginormous electrical panel.
All the furnace room equipment is ready to be installed.
In-floor heat is ready to be hooked up to the boiler.

Cory actually ran all the water-lines with his helper in the house after some quick training from our plumber.
Thanks for checking in, I will do my best to keep the updates coming!

Ready for Drywall

I never knew how much prepwork was involved in getting ready for drywall.  While Cory & his helper were doing all of the back-framing, my Dad & I did all the nitty-gritty work on the poly for the walls.
Lots of red tape...ha ha

And the black acoustical sealant...messy!

November 25, 2008


Cory installed our main floor fireplace in the living room area.  We purchased this one it from here, a company with great selection and good prices.  
The instructions were so particular, each of these stones were labeled with a number and had a certain place to sit within the fireplace.

November 22, 2008

Dinner with Girlfriends

I enjoyed a night out with the girls...dinner, bar hopping and some craziness.  Had alot of fun with these gals...all classmates from years ago.
Paula, Michelle, Christy, Jenny, Jocelyn & me

November 17, 2008

Garage Doors

Lovin' the garage doors, just completes the look of the front-view.

November 15, 2008

Exterior Complete

We are trilled with the look of the 'completed' exterior of the house (the stone work and column details will be left till next year).  It feels really good to be at this point!

November 10, 2008


While we were finishing up on the exterior work of the house, my Dad & Rich (our neighbour) did the majority of the insulating in the house.  They are all done and the next step is to hang the poly that goes on before's coming along at a steady pace now!