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Moving Day! We used Smooth Moves out of Calgary -- very easy move. Funny to be 'Home'! House is lovely -- very nice 'feel' to it!
Had the Cleaning Service in to clean our other house, ready for the new owner. Had Hauling Service pick up 'leftovers' from the other house.
Tiling in Bathroom. Ordered a Construction Cake for Aidan's 3rd Birthday from Safeway.
|Sept. 11th||Aidan's 3rd Birthday! Nothing to do but unpack and celebrate!|
Still no Freezer. Next time, we'll order the Appliances at least Two Months in advance -- it would be better to put them in the Garage as soon as the house is at Lock-Up and have the Appliances there when you are ready to move in than wait 'til the end... live and learn!
Steve, Dwight & I Tile all day -- Front Entry & Kitchen. 1500 sq. feet of Tile (floor only, and just the upstairs...), not including the Countertops in the Kitchen, Baths & Bar, and the Bath Surrounds. That's a lot of Tile!
Ray & Dwight installed the first Dishwasher (there will be two) in the Island. Yahoo! More Tiling... Steve & Dwight installed the Washer and Dryer!
Dwight, Steve & I tiled the Front Entry Stairs. Tricky little accent Tiles take a long time to install!
A Shade Above put on the Tinted Film on the Rake Windows. Looks great and really cuts down on the blaring sun in the Afternoon. Thanks, Trevor & Mike! Dwight & I did the Silicone on the Bath Surround Tile. Dwight installed the Shower Rod & I installed the Cabinet Handles. Almost done the Main Bath!
Dwight & I put in the Towel Bars and Toilet Roll Holders -- lots of 'little' things to do to make a house look complete! Dwight installed the Shower Head -- woohoo -- finally, normal showers!
More Tiling! The rest of the Dining Room and the Front Entry. Dwight, Steve & I worked all day at that, then Dwight & Steve installed the Toilet in the Main Bath.
Many, many discussions about the Shelving. Decided on Wire Shelving -- got it all at Rona-Revy.
Trevor & I installed the Shelving in the Master Closet (huge!) -- looks great and is very functional. Steve installed the gorgeous light in Closet -- thanks, Steve! Finally got Internet Service -- who knew it would be so tricky to get the Internet in the Country!
New Furniture arrived for Living Room gorgeous! Installed Wire Shelving in Pantry. Over 45 linear feet of Shelving think Ill add one More shelf all around you can never get too much storage!
Installed Closet Shelves looks great! Fridge & Freezer FINALLY Arrive. Great Combo tons of space. And here's a great Bonus -- Home Depot felt very badly for not having the Fridge & Freezer Combo on time, so they actually gave us the Fridge for FREE! Can you believe that?? Thanks, Home Depot!
My Dad is here to help Dwight with the Kitchen Island! Its 9 X 5 ½, So lots of work. Laid the Top, then Cut in the Sinks. Attached wood Around perimeter of Island.
Dwight & Steve laid the Tile on the Island looks amazing! Green Pearl Granite Tile, 12" X 12". Stunning.
Ailsa (me!)& Steve tiled the rest of the Kitchen -- finally finished. Electricians here all day.
Dwight & Steve Tiled Island very big job and set in the Sinks. Electricians finished downstairs and set up for Hot Tub, Doorbells & Under-cabinet Lighting. Nice Job!
|Oct. 9th||Trevor sheeted the Back Deck. The Brick delivered the Dryer.|
Trevor & I put up the Crown Molding for the Kitchen Cabinets tricky but Gorgeous really finishes off the Kitchen!
|Oct. 14th||Finished Tile in Laundry Room.|
I started Painting Trim for the Windows. Enormous job must remember To hire this out the next time!
|Oct. 20th||Dwight & Steve installed the 2nd Dishwasher yippeee!|
Trevor had to level out the Kitchen Countertops ( ol Dicky screwed it up) So they could be tiled. (Tile requires a level surface) Built Railings for Back Deck.
|Oct. 26th||Dwight, Steve & Ray worked on the In-Floor Heating. Very cool feature!|
Insulation installed in Lower Level. Looks cool now you can really feel The Layout. We insulate between every wall for greater Sound Insulation.
Saw-cutting guy came cut a big round hole through the cement in the Lower Level in preparation for the Fireplace.
|Nov. 11th||2nd Fireplace set in Lower Living Room cool diagonal!|
Prep work earlier in week for cement for Sunroom Deck & all Cement Pads around the house thanks Burnco! Dwight, Steve & Ray worked All day on this!
Put Bar Unit together for Lower Level Bar. I painted Trim, and Trevor Installed it. Looks really nice I especially like the Rosettes.
|Dec. 3rd||Drywall installed Downstairs. Huuuge job! More Trim work|
|Dec. 6th||Dwight built the Bath Surround for the Double Ensuite Jet Tub. Trim work.|
|Dec. 7th-14th||Trim Work every day endless painting and installation!|
Great Big Christmas Party over 60 people! This House is perfect for Entertaining! Everyone loved the house!
Dwight Drywalled the Steam Shower (4 X 8, fully enclosed). Drywallers Finished all the touch-ups. More Trim work!
Another Appraisal. Still not over Stipplers are done in the Lower Level California Knockdown, our favorite!
Started Painting Lower Level. Chose same Suede Shade as upstairs. All Paint from Totem our favorite Hardware Store!
Signed Off on Mortgage Bank still holding a fair chunk of the Building Loan, Though.
Began Tiling Steam Room 18" X 18" Stone tile gorgeous! Lots of prep work Before the tiling started rubber seal on floor and around base, first.
More Tiling in Steam Room. Diagonal on the Ceiling & Floor; straight on the Walls. Put up temporary Fence for our wee dog, Tia.
Lovely Condo Board told us to take down the Fence. Found a solution a 100 rope for Tia to safely play outside. Turns out, she loves it and has more freedom to run. Started looking for more Land to Build again
Carpet arrives for Lower Level.
|Jan. 23rd||Carpet Installation complete! Thanks to Barry & Keith for all their hard work.|
Dwight installed the Vacu-Flo from Costco man, I LOVE it! Next build, thats Going in first!
Bought Pool Table! Chose Royal Purple for the Felt you can choose any color Of Felt before they install the table
|Jan. 30th||Pool Table Installed looks amazing! Very unique!|
|Feb. 8th||Dwight, Steve & I Grouted the Ensuite Shower & Bath Surround. Lovely!|
More Trim Painting Im spending days and days on this! Thank God for the Heated Garage!
I became a Member of TEAM BUFF U.S.A.!!! WooHoo! Now I can sell the Buffs like they wear on Survivor to Schools, Organizations, Teams anyone Who has a Logo (and they need 300 or more!!) can put them on a Buff! Cool!
I painted more Trim Trevor installed the Doors downstairs. Crystal Glass Measured for the Diagonal 42" Ensuite Shower glass is customized
Took Valentines Day off wasnt that nice of Dwightie?? J Tiled and Grouted Steam Room beautiful! It has two seats one on either side of The Steam Room. Seats 4, but really nice for just 2!
|Feb. 18th 24th||
Im painting Trim, non-stop! Soooo much work! Trevor is busy with The Finishing Carpentry. Dwight cut round holes in two of the Steam Room Tiles very Tricky for the Floor Drain and the Ceiling Light.
Dwight installed the Door Knobs (Satin Nickel throughout the house) on the Lower Level Doors its gorgeous Downstairs! The Pool Table looks great And theres an amazing amount of space. My Office has 5 Interior Windows And a French Glass Door, so its just stunning!
|Feb. 25th||Dwights 44th Birthday!|
One Year Anniversary of the Day we started the Build! Final Appraisal, today. Turned out we will still need yet another Appraisal
Dwight & I grouted the Floors and Countertops in Main Level Bathrooms and Front Entry. Looks beautiful!
My 40th Birthday not bad for a forty-year-old! (I find myself thinking this about Everything, now! Hope this phase is short-lived!)
Got my new Desk from Costco gorgeous Wrap-around in Maple Finish. Looks Fantastic in my New Office! Bought Curtains and Rods from Linens N Things They are absolutely stunning! Cant stop walking by each room to admire them! Particularly adore the White Sheers on the Double French Glass Doors going into The Sunroom from our Master Suite and the beautiful Sage Green Suede-look that Starts in the Master and carries through to the Sunroom soooo romantic! Well Make a Page devoted just to the Drapes!
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