Wednesday, February 18, 2009

time to party........


well...we would like to celebrate being almost finished with the house. still countless trim issues, details, paint touchups, few doors, landscaping, millwork, lights, etc.....but those things will never go away. so if you live in the area - DFW TX - then stop by for an open house/party.

if you can make it please let me know .... i will forward directions if needed.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

garage....... it is....

for a long time we tried to get the city to let us do away with the garage requirements. no deal. city requires a minimum 2 car garage of some odd s.f. NO carports although there are several next to me that have them. there is no maximum size of garage needed. i inquired about putting a 10 car garage in the back and the guys at the city thought that would be ‘awesome’. another annoying thing about it is that if i cut down the trees in the back and put a long drive and slab behind the house then i don’t have to have anything at all. also cant have a linear tandem garage this is what we came up with. don’t have any budget for it so tried to do something that had a modicum of integrity. Simple painted exposed studs, wrapped with white chloroplast, 1” strips of the last massaranduba scraps, and a block wall in front to try and screen it from the street and connect it to the house. Chester Reed (mason) hooked me up with the wall this week and I will work on some drawings for him. Good trade. Looks fantastic at night with the lights on….

Thursday, February 12, 2009

more power shots....

took a few more shots with the lights on. need to get a better camera but these will have to do. some lights dont work but that is expected. have a look.

boys sat in for the shot but max did not understand "look natural..sit there and play with sticks..dont look at camera..." what can you do.


Wednesday, February 11, 2009


only took two days for utility company to come out and put on the meter and hook up the house. RECORD. however it did take 3 frustrating days back and forth calling different power companies...blah blah blah. now i can take some nightshots. mmmmmmmmmmmm.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

GOT IT...with caveats

FANTASTIC......had final inspection today. PASS...kinda sorta. there a few things that we need to finish. detached garage being the major item however we can go ahead and get the power and gas hooked up. most small touch up things will be done later when we hit the lotto. for now she is almost finished. good day.

Monday, February 2, 2009

wrapping it up.......still

eiji welded the stops in for the front door. going for final inspection tomorrow. we'll see how it goes. stay tuned...