I got to make a couple window wells along the back wall of the house. Other than that project, I stuck to running errands, making lunch for the laborers and going to work.
Our shipment of 41 windows (that's right, 41) included two with broken panes, two with incorrect dimensions and two that were the wrong color. A couple weeks went by before those windows were replaced. The windows in the new parts of the house were all installed before Bruce and Dave went back to Australia. It was those that needed to be retrofitted into the existing parts of the house that weren't completed, and those took additional time and skill to install properly. When you're working with an existing house, you have to compensate for openings not being plumb and square, or in layman's terms, not straight. But before the siding could be put up, all of the windows needed to be installed.
|Several friends helped with window and door installation.|
|Mark installing our Hardi board siding on the back of the house.|
|Mark and Don were glad to finish the soffit installation.|
|Here is the house with windows, siding, roof and doors all installed.|
|Here's the back side of the house. There's me, about six months pregnant.|
Having finished the outside of the house, it was time to start working on the inside. We prioritized the completion of the main level before starting work on the second level. Would we have a floor, cabinets and appliances in our kitchen before the baby arrived in February? Time would tell.