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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:04 PM
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Another update on the house. Hopefully by the next one it will be all ready to move in! :^D
Master bath vanity lights




New driveway




Rock retaining wall is done. The steps are still to go in. (All of those rocks were already on the property. Free rocks rock!)




The beginnings of a back deck




First radiator is on the wall




Guest bathroom has a sun-tube now. Will try to get a better picture during the day soon.




Maple floor




A closer look at the floor


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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:26 PM
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1. My dear GreenPartyVoter!
Oh, these are wonderful!

I can really feel your excitement...it's going to be your little bit of heaven!

I noticed the storage shelves in the shower...those are great! It's wonderful to not have stuff intruding into the shower...

And of course the wood floor is gorgeous!

It's really unbelievable how many details there are to finishing a house. I know you feel as though it will NEVER get done...

But it will.

Happy Landing!

I can't wait to see all of you move in!

:hug:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 06:29 PM
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2. Thanks, Peggy! *hugs* Still so much to do. I'm hoping we are in by Thanksgiving. :^)
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:16 PM
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3. Your place is gorgeous, GPV!
Hard to believe it's a modular home!

Are the radiators electric or something else?

:hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:37 PM
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5. Thanks! They are hot water rads with
thin panels on the front and back that spread the water around. The boiler is a high efficiency propane system.
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Suich Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:46 PM
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7. I had no idea they were putting rads in new construction!
My house is 94 yrs. old and I've got the old-fashioned kind. Got a new high efficiency gas boiler 5 years ago.

I wouldn't trade my radiators for anything!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:50 PM
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8. I haven't had any experience with them yet, but the plumber says they are light years better than
the hot water baseboard systems I grew up with in the 70s and 80s. (Which is good, because I never felt warm around those!)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 12:21 PM
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15. I forgot to ask before, what did you have before you got your high efficiency boiler and how much
more cost effective have you found the new one to be? (I hear great things about propane and gas boilers, but the fuel prices are a bit worrisome at times. We've been using kerosene for the last 14 years for our forced hot air system.)
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siligut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:22 PM
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4. You have such good taste
How exciting, move in time is near. You have a beautiful home. Thank you for the update.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 08:39 PM
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6. Awwww... *hugs* Thank you very much! :^D
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Tikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:06 PM
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9. Amazing ....
Such a warm looking home.

Tikki
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 10:18 PM
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10. Thank you! SO different from our trailer. LOL And it's
physically warmer too, which is what I am looking forward to most of all. :)
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marzipanni Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:01 PM
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11. It looks beautiful!
I'm so glad you, your husband, sons, and kitty will be able to both spread out and be cozier.

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:08 PM
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13. Thank you! We have big plans for kitty's space! There are several leftover pieces
of plywood and unused carpet tiles. I'm going to ask the kids to design and help build a playground suitable for an old girl like her. She's still amazingly spry, but I would prefer she not be jumping or falling from great heights at her age. I'm thinking some sort of soft crash pad material underneath her jungle gym would be good, since it will be down in the basement and there's just a cement floor to land on if she falls.

I know she'll just love being able to climb again. When she was a much younger girl and we lived in an apartment with real wooden doors, she would shimmy right up the outer edge and then lay across the top monorail cat style! I wish I'd gotten a pic of her doing that, but I don't think I ever did. :(
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 03:26 PM
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37. I'm sure the kitty has big plans for YOUR space.
And the whole house is her playground.

If you have leftover plywood and carpet, make a shelf that sits on top of one of those radiators. Cats cannot resist a warm radiator shelf.

The house looks great!

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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 10:07 PM
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40. Thanks! I am sure she will have a marvelous time exploring. I can't wait to see her try
the cat door in the basement door for the first time. LOL
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Capn Sunshine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:04 PM
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12. I know I ask this every time
where is this again?
Congratulations. Looking good!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-02-11 11:09 PM
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14. Coastal Maine. I think I may not get a chance to move my plants this year. The ground will be
frozen by the time we finish the house and move all our stuff in. :(
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 06:50 PM
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16. A beautiful home in coastal Maine. I officially hate you. :-)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 08:24 PM
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17. LOL Do you feel any better knowing we have a 4-5 month long winter and another month of mud season?
:D
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:07 PM
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18. Oooo. I want one or two of those sun tubes for our hallway.
:jealous:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-03-11 09:14 PM
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19. I wanted one for my laundry room as well, but they couldn't do it because of
the double roof from the porch. I will be investing in some strong light bulbs for that room!
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easttexaslefty Donating Member (740 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 09:04 AM
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20. So cute!
Thanks for the updates, I've really enjoyed them!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:46 PM
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29. Thanks! It's been fun keeping track of progress this way. :^)
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Tom_Foolery Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 11:47 AM
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21. Absolutely gorgeous...'nuff said! n/t
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:46 PM
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28. Thank you! :^D
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Lucinda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 11:52 AM
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22. It's looking more and more like home every time you bring photos. And lucky you with the boulders!
That would cost a fortune if you hadn't had them on the property!

We built a few years back, and it's so exciting seeing it come together!
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:44 PM
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25. Thank you. :^) I can remember as a kid having to chuck rocks from the veggie garden during the
summer, so I know that Maine grows rocks better than anything else. I guess there must have been some good fertilizer in the ground to give me such a good crop of boulders. LOL
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tk2kewl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:11 PM
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23. Lookin' good!
:thumbsup:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:44 PM
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26. Thanks!
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:20 PM
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24. yea!
i bet you are chomping at the bit.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 01:45 PM
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27. Big time! We are so ready to move in, but without heat, water, toilets, and appliances it might
Edited on Fri Nov-04-11 02:02 PM by GreenPartyVoter
not be much fun. LOL

Editing to say hubby just called to announce that we get appliances on Tuesday and furniture on Friday! :woohoo:
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:19 PM
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33. after you move in...
you'll be saying...


don't touch that, don't sit there, don't eat that over there! lol
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:20 PM
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34. Have already declared no eating anywhere but at the bar and dining room table. I am sick to death of
crumbs everywhere! x(

LOL
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:04 PM
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30. Looks great GPV!
:hi:
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:12 PM
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31. Diolch yn fawr! (Did I ever tell you my Nana is 2nd generation Welsh American? She doesn't
speak Welsh, but my Dad swore he remembered her parents doing so from time to time.)
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:19 PM
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32. Croeso!
Edited on Fri Nov-04-11 02:19 PM by geardaddy
I think maybe you told me about your Nana. My grandma was first generation. Her parents emigrated from Port Talbot and settled in Scranton, PA in a Welsh neighborhood.

Llongyfarchiadau am dy dŷ di. (congrats on your house)
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:22 PM
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35. Thanks again! We plan on putting up some heraldry and clan maps in the computer room. Even have one
of Ireland printed on linen of all things. It's a fave of the eldergreenkid
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geardaddy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 02:23 PM
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36. Cool!
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livetohike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 09:35 PM
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38. It's all beautiful
and I really love the maple floor :-). We're just finishing up a pine floor in one of our rooms. We have to coat it yet. We're going to have unusually nice weather here in PA, so this is going to get done by next weekend.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-04-11 10:06 PM
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39. Thanks! Good luck finishing your own floor. Lucky you're having some nice weather to do it in.
:D
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