Wednesday, October 28, 2009

We Have Walls!

Last Wednesday evening, we snapped these pictures of our walls getting taped. After the dry wall is up, walls are taped and plastered with drywall mud. The following day, the walls are sanded, and then another layer of plaster is applied. When that dries, the walls are given a final light sanding. Soon, I will be able to measure for window treatments.


This is standing in the dining room, looking toward the front door.


Thursday, we were surprised (and thrilled!) to discover that they were applying stucco to the outside of the house. You'll remember that block walls are under that stucco. They give it two coats: a scratch coat and a finish coat. Next the house will be painted. This is the front of the home, looking down the block.



For the first time, here is a shot of the back of the house. I took it with the zoom lens from across the pond. Although not all are seen in these pictures, we counted seven men working. That's a good sized crew. We drove back a little after 7 PM, and they were still at it!

This is NOT the color of the house, as it's not yet painted.




Later in the week, we got this shot of the walls being sanded.



Yesterday, we discovered that the walls and ceilings were completed. According to the builder's prediction, it should be five more weeks until we close.

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41 comments:

PattiVZ said...

They are doing a GREAT job! It is really showing progress now with every trip over there.

Becky K. said...

How impressive! I am so glad you are not getting all of the rain we are. That would be detrimental to progress.

I like the archway...

Becky K.

Karen at Nittany Inspirations said...

It's exciting seeing how everything is coming together. I think it's so cool to see those workers walking around on stilts.

Cindy said...

Much progress!!!
cindy

sara said...

so cool to see the progression!!! 5 weeks!!! woo hoo!!!

jlshall said...

Wow, it's really getting there, isn't it? Interesting to see that they're working on the inside and outside at the same time. I always thought they did one and then the other. It's neat that you've been able to watch the house go up from the beginning, and get all these great photos!

Martha said...

I bet you're excited!

Charli and me said...

Sally you have walls! Your house is really coming together. I love your window and door. It's going to be so beautiful ♥

squawmama said...

Sally they are really moving along nicely with your house and it is looking beautiful... I see that you have lots of windows and that is a HUGE asset for me... I know your excited... Have a fun filled day!

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

So exciting! Your door and windows are very nice! Have a wonderful day, my friend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great progress!!!

Needled Mom said...

It's looking great! There seems to be so much natural light inside as well. I love that.

Darlene said...

It looks sooooo beautiful already!! How exciting to have your walls now! Five weeks will be through before you know it!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

I am so excited for you, so nice to be able to watch the process. Christmas will be extra special in your new home...

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, boy! Sally, just think... you'll be home for Christmas, and it's not just in your dreams! YEA! Looking so good!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Five weeks, huh???? They are moving along with the house. Sally, it is so gorgeous. Are you getting really excited???? I'm sure you are.

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

gin said...

i love seeing the progress. I love the back of the house too. Nice patio area there.

jeanne said...

Hi Sally, I failed on all accounts on your previous post. You would think!!! I would have figured that out. NOT! It was fun.

Now for your progress on the house. WOW! is all I can say. Not like construction I have ever know. I also did construction loans at the bank where I worked.

I am glad you will be moving in before Christmas. A wonderful Christmas gift.

Your house is looking wonderful. Just wait until you decorate. Hurray!

Hugs, Jeanne ( I still like IKE too)

Diane at Crafty Passions said...

Its going up quickly !!
So happy for you!
Diane

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Yea!!! Sally you will be in by Christmas!!
I am thrilled for you, it seems everything has fallen in place, i have so enjoyed this ride with you. Thank you for sharing.
Blessings,
Sue

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Looking Great my friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Coloradolady said...

How wonderful....I know you are excited...I would be dancing in the Sheetrock dust!

Mary said...

Once they broke ground things really moved quickly. It looks like you'll be in your new home in time for Christmas. How very nice!

Khim said...

Hello just stumbled to your blogg and I find it interesting to read you post...like you pictures too...

I hope we can be friend?

Greetings from Sweden

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LV said...

Hang in there Sally. Things are looking up and I know you are anxious to get into your new, beautiful home. Thanks for the update.

Shelia said...

Oh, Dear Sally, I so thrilled for you! Your new home is going to be so beautiful! I know you're getting so excited! I'd be beside myself!
Be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

salmagundi said...

If I was you, I would be so excited I couldn't stand it. It looks great. Sally

Mevely317 said...

Goodness, you're zeroing in on the really good parts ... seems so fast -- to us, anyway! By any chance, are you planning a "house warming"?

Carly said...

How exciting to see your house taking shape!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Sally, this is so great! Five weeks! I'm getting excited. It's looking so pretty. I love that arched opening from the entry. laurie

Scooterblu's Whimsy~Rhonda said...

Hi Sally, How exciting to see the progress! Your home is going to be beautiful! Love the windows! ~hugs, Rhonda :)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I came back to ask... does five weeks mean you will move in before or after Thanksgiving?

I have another friend in Florida whose home I've been watching go up, and she's getting there, too. I'm so happy for both of you.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Beverly said...

Sally, this is all so exciting. You must be so anxious.

I looks like you are going to be having a very busy holiday season.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Oh wow! Looks like it is all coming together quite nicely! I bet you are so excited! I certainly would be!

Nezzy said...

I am amazed at the progress. It is going to happen soon and very soon for you. It is just beautiful and big! You are going to have so much decorating it and we are going to have so much fun watching you.

I am just thrilled for you.
Have a terrific day filled with Gods goodness!!!

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Hi Sally , they sure have moved along since the last time I was here . They are fast !
I can almost feel your excitement !

Picket said...

Ohhhh is is like waiting on Christmas!!!! lol I am so happy for you girl...missed visiting with you....thanks for all the prayers and support my friend...take care and have a great week.

Tootsie said...

can I get a woot woot for walls???? yea!!!!

Lorrie said...

Sally it's terrific that things are moving along so well and so quickly with your house--it's looking like a "real" house now. Five weeks will have you moved in in time for Christmas--won't that be great?

Kristin@Bouelvard Interior Design said...

Very exciting!