Entries from April 2007

First Porch Beers

Comments   0   Date Arrow  April 28, 2007 at 6:26pm   User  by Christina

Dave called Friday night as a perfect night for porch beers- really more like slab beers. We gathered on the side porch (and spread into the kitchen a bit) and enjoyed the great weather and catching up with friends. The trial run of the porch without walls or roof was very good. I anticipate that […]

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Skateboarder

Comments   2   Date Arrow  April 28, 2007 at 6:14pm   User  by Christina

Over the weekend we noticed that a skateboarder had found our slab to be the perfect place to skate over leaving some wheel tracks behind. I had to laugh and us walking down the street in search of a skateboarder to warn him to cut it out. I always liked the skaters and their alternativeness; […]

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Many things to analyze

Comments   5   Date Arrow  April 22, 2007 at 8:04pm   User  by Christina

After the footings were poured, block was installed around the perimeter of the house and the garage for the slab. There was an ongoing slab discussion over the past week or two. What is the exact distance between the house slab and the terrace slab, will the house slab be scored, the color of the […]

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Foundation Poured

Comments   0   Date Arrow  April 22, 2007 at 7:20pm   User  by Dave

This week, we stubbed in the plumbing and electrical and poured the foundation for the house and the garage. Friday, Martin and I pulled chalk lines for the score marks on the concrete. Since then, they have been cut, and you can really start to appreciate where the rooms are and what size they will […]

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A Few Notes

Comments   0   Date Arrow  April 22, 2007 at 7:19pm   User  by Dave

Some things I want to get down before I forget. They are building our house faster than we can blog about it, which is good. We chose Martin based on some spec houses he had done which we had seen. Even though they were spec, they had features that you would find in custom houses, […]

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Footings and Ice cream

Comments   7   Date Arrow  April 2, 2007 at 7:44pm   User  by Dave

Footings were poured on Thursday March 22, 2007. Super exciting! When I stopped by after work, we had footings, a port-o-potty, our house number nailed to a tree, and temporary utilities! Rapid changes! Ice Cream social to commemorate the ground breaking- Dave and Martin discussing the terrace details March 30, 2007

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