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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 9/20/2009

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 1/15/2009 1:50:15 PM

Even when you build a house there is still work to be done. We have added the front porch (Damon and Chris did the hand rails). My students have been bugging me to put new pictures on so, I will be adding them to this entry once I take them.

Have a great year!


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/3/2007 8:10:30 PM

Well hello,

I know it has been a long time since the last post. Many of you have requested pictures, but the camera card is acting up, so I only have one picture and no time to post. But we are in mortgage loan close-stage and hope to be finalized in 10 days.

Picture is of master bath.

Bye,

Lori

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 9/25/2007

Well the heaters are now complete and the propane company delivered the tank. So we will have heat really soon.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 9/24/2007

Craig called the plumber to come hook up the gas line to the heater no return call, but he showed up on Monday while everyone was gone and installed the piping. Unfortunately the wrong size. He came back out on Tuesday to fix the error. He also installed all the ball valves for the master toilet and sinks.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 9/18/2007

Here are pictures of some of the plumbing fixtures. We had to reorder the toilet for the hall bath because it doesn't match the sink. So we will change the new one for the all ready installed one in the hall bath and put it in the master bath. I have included pictures of our free hardware.

We haven't started getting them put on yet. But, they can wait.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 9/15/2007

Before the water line was hooked up to the toilet Summer decided she wanted to try it out. Yes! She is in the middle of potty training.

The plumber was out yesterday we can now use the facilities. Ashley is happy!

Ashley painted the living room on Friday.

Craig started on the hardwood floor in the den on Friday and finished today when he got home from work.

While Craig was at work today, Scott and I tiled the master bath except the tiles that needed cut. Since the tile lays in a pattern we couldn't do the out side walls or we would have been stuck in the room until the mastic dried.

We also started painting the outside of the house. Ashley said "Craig really wants the house to blend in doesn't he". The color is kind of a desert brown green. The trim is cream and the doors are a dark brown. I wanted a sage body, but couldn't talk Craig into that one.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 9/13/2007

Ok here goes the recent activity list.

We have a STOVE.  I am soooooo glad we have almost all the electrical work done. They still have to put the oven outlet in and we will be able to install that too.

The plumber installed the tankless water heater, the kitchen sink, hall bath sink and toilet. Summer was the first to sit on (in) it. Good thing there wasn't water hooked up to it yet (plumber didn't bring the right fitting). He also hooked up the septic to the house, so we be able to use it tomorrow when the water is hooked up.

Steve is due out Friday to finish the return air system for the HVAC.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 8/15/2007

Well a lot and a little has happened in the last month. Craig ripped his shoulder muscle, so it is hard for him to do much heavy lifting. He just grins and bears it.

Ashley and I painted the hallway, primed the kitchen ceiling again and she primed the living room, so Craig and Bryan could start their work in there. They got the hardwood flooring down in the living room and it looks great.

We also got our reorder for the lights, here is a picture of the dining room light. The first special order lights were not even the color shown in the book.

Craig got the boxes made for the heaters and started the return air, but wasn't sure he was doing it right. He called his friend Steve who owns D-Tech Heating to get advice. Steve said he would finish the job to help Craig out.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 8/2/2007

Carpet and cabinets both are installed. I have included a picture of the knobs we got for free, but haven't installed. Picture of oven that we will be able to use Thursday after the electricians finish, yah!

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 7/23/2007

Craig and John were going to install the heaters, but we were missing a piece that needed to be made. So Craig had his friends Bryan and John painting the kitchen, den, and the spare bedroom. Little by little we are making it look like a house.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 7/19/2007

It has been a very productive six days. My little sister Christine works as hard as I do. We got the master bedroom painted. She cleaned the entire tile flooring in the kitchen and dining room area. Then she and Craig got the cabinets installed (except above the frig/freezer area). Home Depot quoted $5,000 to do the job. So, for about 10 hours of work they saved us a lot of money and the cabinets look great. TIP: screws drill in better if you twist them into a bar of soap first.

 

Yesterday when I got home from school Chris and I finished tiling the bottom part of the shower walls in the hall bath (the 6x6’s). We were getting ready to start on the 4x4’s and the accent pieces, but the accent pieces needed to be cut apart for the design we were doing. I put a new blade in the box cutter and I was ready, but the box cutter had leftover mastic on it. Bright/anal me decided to scrap it off with a screwdriver. Needless to say the next thing we were doing was driving to the ER; 10 stitches and 4 hours later we were home. I will definitely have a decrease in the output of my work (it’s hard to tile in a bandage, and one handed). I cut the top of my middle finger and the pad of my thumb on my right hand and of course I am right handed.

 

When I cut my hand. all I could think was get out of the house you’re bleeding. So I ran and Scotty chased me. He told his dad it was like running after a chicken with its head cut off.

 

Scotty has been doing the taping/texturing and doing a great job. He has finished the den, spare bedroom, hall, and the utility room.

 

Pictures were taken when tile was complete, but not grouted.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 7/13/2007

Mom went home today and my youngest sister arrived for a visit from college. We have a busy home every summer and this is no exception.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 7/10/2007

Well the drywall job won’t get finished again. Time was not used wisely and my mom had a stroke, so when she gets out of the hospital they will be going home.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 7/9/2007

Dianna and my mom got here July 3rd, just in time for dinner. Dianna started work the next day.

 

Not a lot has happened since Dianna has arrived. She hired a laborer to help out. If they would just stay a full day they could get the job done. The most they stayed is one 6-hour day. They don’t arrive until about 10am and complain about the heat and leave between 12 and 2pm. During this amount of time the kitchen was textured and two rooms were prepped.

 

Mom really wants to be useful I’m just afraid of her getting hurt. She helped me with the tile in the hall bath. Using mastic didn't work so we are scrapping it out. Since it has been a week and it still isn't dry.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 6/12/2007

June 10th

We went to HD to exchange ¼” Hardi board for ½” so Craig could finish laying it so we could then put the tile in.

 

June 11th

Dianna and Gary left today. He needed to get back to Oregon to work. He left some of the trim work to be done, but he was here longer than planned. We are lucky to have him in the family.

 

June 12th

I got up early today and decided I was going to figure out my kitchen tile dilemma if it killed me. And yes I got it. The issue goes like this; the accent tiles are 14” and the field tiles are 16x16’s so trying to make a rectangle with the accent tiles with the field tiles in the center was trying, but I after several math problems written on the walls and a few sample layouts I got it just the way I wanted.


AUG 18TH I added a picture.


P.S. See the second picture? The missing tiles were discovered a few days later. They are glued down now.

 

I glued down the shower liner to the drain and tomorrow I will staple the liner to the side walls and do the second layer of cement.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 6/9/2007

Gary finished the Hardiplank siding and started on the trim. They want to leave on Monday, so I hope he gets the trim around the house finished.

 

With Dianna’s help I put the first layer of cement on the floor of the shower in the hall bath. We have to wait 24 hours before we put the liner on then the last layer of cement then another 24 hours and finally the mastic and tile. Since we had to wait, we decided to lay out the shower's tile. After we laid out each wall we looked at it for a while to decide if we liked the way it looked. Then we numbered them and re-boxed them. I really wanted to start hanging the tile, but since we need to start at the bottom we must wait.

 

Craig was filling up the water tank for the trailer and the weld spots holding the tank in place busted and the tank fell to the ground. It sure is a good thing Bryan loves us.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 6/8/2007

June 5th

Gary and Craig moved the scaffolding to the north side of the house so Gary could start on that gable. Dianna sprayed textured the ceilings in the hall bath and master bedroom. They look soooo good. I can’t wait until the whole house is done.


June 6th

Well today was the last day of school, it was really sad to see the kids go. It is the hard part about being a teacher.

 

Gary has the north side gable almost completely finished. He wanted to get the siding done in two weeks and he is at three now and still has a few more days to go.


June 7th

A lot happened today! The electricians were out today four all together; the owner Berrie, his son Anthony, and two other workers. The light in the master closet finally got moved. The worker that installed the wiring wasn’t paying attention and put the light box right next to the pull down attic ladder, even though he was showed exactly where the ladder would be installed. As I walked though the house with my sister today I had to wonder why we have so many plugs in the kitchen. I also noticed that one of the boxes will be behind the appliance garage. No appliance garage for me.

 

The phone company guy came and hooked up the phone, so we could use the house phone if we had phone jacks.

 

Damon and Jaime dug the trench for the LP gas line.


June 8th

Gary finished putting up the Hardiplank on the north gable and it looks great. He still has to finish a few top pieces, caulking and trim. I am sure he can’t wait to go home.

 

Dianna spray textured the master bedroom walls. So, I can prime them, then paint.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 6/4/2007

Craig called Whitten’s Electric and asked about getting some of the lights on. The box doesn't even have all the wires hooked up yet, so, better safe then sorry. Gary finished up the south gable with siding.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 6/3/2007

Craig has Guard drill this weekend, so he will be gone during the day.

 

Sierra Pacific Power showed up today ”Happy Birthday To Me.” Mark said, “when I leave here you will have power.” Since not all the outlets in the house are wired we couldn’t flip the switch to see light.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 5/31/2007

Craig went to HD and rented another set of scaffolding so Gary could make a plank to walk while installing the Hardiplank. The scaffolding is costing a pretty penny.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 5/28/2007

Britney has been packing for days, so getting most of the stuff moved to the storage unit was not difficult. We are out at the property now living in a camper. Craig’s friend Bryan bought it a few months ago. It is really nice to be living out here, but we can’t get the water heater to work or the oven, so I have to boil water or go into town and shower at the old house.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 5/27/2007

Gary is installing the siding as he waits for Dianna to finish her drywall job. It is going pretty well for him and it is looking great

 

Since we didn't finish the house in a year, we have interest payments so we decided to move out of the house in town to save money. Some of Damon's friends will be living there.

 

A friend of Damon’s helped us with the packing. It was really nice of him and his wife to take time away from their day.  


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 4/14/2007

Well after several conversations with Jackie at IHE we finally got the cabinets ordered. We went with KraftMaid. We upgraded the cabinets with easy slide drawers; added two angle Lazy Susans, two trash bins (one for trash, the other for pet food). Plus, the manufacturer had a deal that ended the day we paid for the cabinets (free hardware). We weren’t going to get hardware, but since it was free, we got it anyway.

We picked natural oak arched doors. I wanted something knotty, but just couldn’t afford it with all the cabinets we needed.

I designed the kitchen, so the cabinets above the frig/freezer pop up above the cabinets surrounding them.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 4/12/2007

It is finally finished. I didn't think those holes were ever going to be filled. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my chest. Craig rented the backhoe for a week just to make sure the holes would be complete. Nation Rent, now Sunbelt Rental gave us a great deal. Not sure if it was because we are return customers, but we aren't complaining. We also rented a dumpster and the guys got the place cleaned up. It looks good. Dianna and Gary had to go home, we will miss them. They were great help, enjoy the pictures.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 4/10/2007

Dianna and Gary finished the drywall in the house. The inspector said it needed to be done on all garage walls that are connected to house, so Craig will be doing that since Gary needed to get back home.

It all looks good, feels more closed in now. I think I liked it better when the ceiling had no drywall, since I could see more.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/24/2007

Dianna and Gary hung all the drywall in the kitchen and the living room, except around the fireplace. They called Butch to get an inspection to get the ok to start taping those two areas. He said yes we could start taping, only in those two rooms.

Saturday Craig and I worked on installing the attic ladder and those of you who know Craig, know he really isn't into reading directions, so this picture is for you.

On Friday Craig got the pressure tank installed and it looks good.

Thanks to all our loyal readers.

Lori

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/19/2007

Called for inspection last night, and Butch came out and signed us off so we could start drywalling.

Dianna and I bought a drywall hoist at a rental company. If we had rented it, we would have paid the same price as buying it. So, that was a no-brainer for us. I can let our friends who are building use it then sell it.

Gary is glad that we bought the lift, it made the job so much easier.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/17/2007

Since John didn't come back out Friday, we just had his list and hanging insulation to do Saturday. Craig, Scotty, Ashley, Dianna, Gary, Summer, and myself spent the day out there and we had a barbecue for dinner. Summer wasn't much help, but she is just turned one. We got the list finished up, except for the water heater venting. We haven't even bought the heater or vent yet. We had a good time this weekend.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/16/2007

We called for an inspection last night because we thought we would be able to get it done before 2 pm, but Butch was off so our old inspector John had to come out and he only does morning inspections, so we weren't ready. Plus when he got there he had a whole new list of things that needed to be done.

Off to HD we went to try and buy an item we had never heard about (baffle).                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Here is the list of this inspector request.

  1. The plumber forgot to tack down the gas hose.
  2. The electrician didn't tack down all the wires.
  3. We hadn't poked the bathroom fans through the roof yet.
  4. We didn't have a fire block above the self contained fireplace.
  5. We also had to nail 2x6 blocking around the bottom of the shower stalls.
  6. He also wanted to see the venting for the tankless water heater, (which by the way, Craig was pulling away from because of the vent pricing at approx. $25 a foot).
  7. Last, those stupid baffles.

When John walked around he said, "I know you want to start drywalling this weekend, so if I can get back out here later today I will, but this was originally my day off to watch the UNR basketball game." Well, he never came back out and I think UNR lost, so I guess we were safer that way.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/15/2007

When Butch showed up today and started shaking his head, Craig said 'what?' Butch said, "I don't know what to tell you, Craig. See that arrow? It means up you put the Tyvek on upside down; you're going to have to take it down and redo it." 'No way' was the reply. "Nah. I'm just kidding."

Butch OK'd us to start putting in the insulation, so we worked hard to try and finish it so we could have an inspection on Friday, so we could start drywalling.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/14/2007

Well we passed the inspection, and got the go-ahead to wrap the house. The three of us got almost the whole house done by the time Craig woke up. When he showed up, I told him the inspector said we had to put two layers of Tyvek on and he could do it by himself. Like a good guy he said, "Okay, where is the Tyvek?" That is when I had to tell him I was just joking.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/13/2007

Hi All,

My sister Dianna and her boyfriend Gary came down from Oregon last night to help us for a few weeks. Since it is spring break, I have a week off, so the three of us worked hard on the list and we got it done. Here is a picture of the strapping we had to do. When Craig showed up he asked what still needed to be done. "Nailing the sheathing - we missed some." He said, "I hate nailing and I hate the inspector." I tried to lift his spirits, but by the time he was done with three sides of the house he had had it.

It's a plane, it's a bird; no it's a nailer and a ladder. Good thing we live on sand.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/12/2007

Well I met the new inspector that inherited our home (Butch). I have spoken with him many times on the phone, but never in person. The first thing he said was "I think I pissed Craig off." Yup you did!!!

Butch brought three pages of hi-lighted items. Which by the way, Craig nor I knew anything about. Granted they were in the blueprints, but we just didn't understand them and relied on Bobbie to read them and let us know what we needed to do. Each time Butch gave me a new job I wrote it down and he said "I told Craig." Boy oh boy did we ever need help getting out of this hole.

The list is below what we needed to do before he would sign off so we could Tyvek the exterior.

  • Several areas still needed nails on the sheathing
  • We had to put strapping to connect walls together that had two breaks within 4’
  • The trusses in the garage didn’t have all the nail holes filled on the Simpson ties
  • Hurricane Straps on an interior wall H6's
  • Every bird block that didn't have holes needed to have A35's
  • One truss in garage was a dbl and needed a Simpson H5 on both sides
  • We also needed to do shear panel blocking 25' on east side and 50' on the west side

                                                


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 3/9/2007

The inspector came out today and really got Craig going. He gave Craig a whole list of things to do. The only problem was Craig didn't write it down. So we were going off his memory and those of you who know him can understand my concern with that. Love you, Craig.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 2/22/2007

The fireplace is sitting in its spot, but when I asked the salesman if we needed to do anything to prep for the install, "No" was the answer. When the installers got there we needed to do several things before they could install. We needed to have something to sit the fireplace on to raise it up and we did have to build the chimney before they popped the pipe through the roof.

Isn't the fireplace beautiful?

Here are some pictures of Luke building the chimney.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 2/21/2007

Their electrician works fast, it pays to have experience when doing major jobs. Enjoy the new pictures.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 2/19/2007

Today we went out to mark the spots for the light fans. When we got there the plumbers were putting in the valves that FINALLY came. We are still missing two faucets though and it makes me mad, since we confirmed stock before ordering.

While we were out, the electrician showed up to deliver material and to let us know he would be out Tuesday.

 

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 2/15/2007

Hi All,

Craig and Scotty got the garage door on today. They were working happily along and it was getting dark so they decided to go home. Well, they were inside the garage and had not installed the springs yet, the only way out was through the garage window. Kind of funny if you ask me (here's yer sign).

 

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 1/28/2007

Boy oh boy, were we lucky.

Remember a few entries back when I told you about someone leaving their card with an offer to do the roof? When they said $5,000 we laughed since we had planned on doing it ourselves we only had $1,000 in the roofing budget, but when the shingles were delivered we asked the driver if he knew someone that did roofing on the side. The bid was $2,500, a great price, but we are trying to stick to the budget. I told Craig, sorry, I know we wanted it completely dried in in case we get winter this year.

Well let me tell you where the luck comes in. I was driving home from work and I see these guys up on a roof. I pull over and asked the one on the ground if they did side work. Yes! I drove home got and a map. They called the next day and told Craig they would do it for $1,500. Yes! Thank You, Lord. It looks great all roofed in. Electrical next week We are getting closer to moving in.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 1/20/2007

Craig worked on the fascia all day today. He installed an item not on the budget, nor did we even know we needed it until about a week ago. Another downfall of losing our building rep several months ago. Art is a great guy (since we bought a panelized package, everything was supposed to come with the package, but it couldn't since we didn't get the package from NuFab like our friends).  

Luke and his brother Jake were out to fix the roof issue, and now we finally have a completely finished roof. Now were are looking for affordable roofers to help Craig.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 1/15/2007

Pacific Supply delivered the shingles today. The delivery was to be on Wednesday last week, but they had an excuse and then due to weather couldn't get out until today. We ordered 150 bundles, each bundle has 25sf, When the driver got there he told Craig, you have a big roof I don't think you will have enough shingles, and I think he is right. We ordered them based on an estimate from HD. I should have thought about this when we had to use another full pallet of OSB.

We actually ordered two pallets, but have just broken into the second one Saturday. If the wind had not blown 6 sheets away and broken them in two we would have been fine with one pallet for the roof the reminder is for the lid of the porch areas. Now we will be short, got to love the wind.

The way I figure, the back side of the houses' roof area is roughly 30'x70' which is 2,100sf. If I double this, we would need 4,200sf of roofing materials not counting the area for the garage. We only ordered 3,750sf. So we will need to order more shingles and felt before Saturday.

Have a great day!


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 1/13/2007

When we tell someone we live in Nevada, unless they have been here in Reno, they think it is hot all the time. I want to set the record straight, it is COLD here, this morning it was a blistering five degrees. But as they say, the building must go on and it did.

All the windows are now in and look great. It really makes the box look like a house and allows sunlight to flow all over the house.

The plumbers were out today. By the time I got out there with the last three windows we picked up from Lowe's they were almost finished with the whole job and it was only 11am.

I have included some new pictures. Check out the beautiful view of Freds Mountain from the window. We will be able to sit in this window seat drinking hot cocoa enjoying God's gift.

Lori

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 1/10/2007

I have told you all lately, it's windy here. I will say it again. It was really windy today. When I had arrived today the wind had blown the ice and water shield part of the way off. It is on the peak of the roof. We are trying to keep as much water out of the house as we can. Saturday a friend came out and brought her grandchildren and they were sliding on the frozen pond in the dining room kitchen area.

Craig and I worked on trying to clean the place up. There were quite a few tumbleweeds in the living room and a lot of wood lying around. It was pretty warm so the pond had melted and I used the shop vac to suck it up. We are going to rent some blowers to get the sub floor dried up.

We have all the windows but three installed. One was the wrong size and two were poorly built, so Lowe's reordered and they should be in the week. Keeping my fingers crossed.

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/28/2006

Today Craig and I got started on the roof.

We had to (by code) put ice shield on the roof. Up three feet from exterior wall on eaves. In the back of the house the master shower/tub steps out of the house 7 feet so to get three feet in on the walls on either side we had to put on four layers of the shield.

We opened the box and saw that is was self adhesive. Ok this might work, but it is just to damn COLD in Nevada right now and the only thing the adhesive stuck to was itself. Needless to say, we only managed to get one row on. The wind decided to blow that piece off and I was sitting on the roof holding on for dear life. We thought since it isn't sticking to the OSB, we would leave the paper on, nail the shield in place at the edge, then pull the paper off.

Have a great weekend.


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/23/2006

Craig, Rick, Bobby, and Rex were all out at the house on the 23rd and Craig and Bobby out again on the 24th and the sheathing the roof is almost done. I am SOOOOOOO glad we found Bobby.

I took our daughter-in-law Amanda out to see the house at noon on the 23rd, and they had not even put one piece of OSB on the west side of the house. I was worried. Well, they finished the house roofing by 4 pm that day and worked on the garage sheathing on the 24th. I feel a lot better having it covered; it has been stressing me a lot knowing what kind of snow we get in Antelope Valley. The last storm poured so much water into the house that the floor is still not dry. Craig said we will put a heater in while we work to help dry the wood.

Lori


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/20/2006

I went to Lumber Liquidators last weekend to see what they had in stock and on sale/clearance. I found red oak on clearance in three sizes, so I went home asked Craig what size he wanted to buy. The biggest width takes less time to install, he said. So I ordered 758 sf of the 5 1/2, which is enough to do the living room, den, and game room, but not enough to do the closets. I asked for the 4 1/2"; they did have enough of that either, well that's no good. I was just in and they had it all. I had to take the 3" for the closet in master. Total cost was $1,115, not too bad. Pray for good weather, so the roof can be finished this Saturday since Bobby had to work last Saturday and couldn't make it out to help Craig.

Hope everyone has a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/11/2006

A couple of weeks ago Craig and I decided to look at lights while we were waiting for the flooring associate to help us. The lighting section had a nice guy working that night. I couldn't find a complete set of lights that matched for all the rooms. If I liked them, there weren't matching lights for one of the rooms. So the guy suggested I look at the special order books. Now I know what you are thinking "that must have cost a mint", well it didn't. The light fans we picked out cost less then the in stock fans we liked. The total for the whole inside of the house was only $800, not bad I thought.

Lori


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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/10/2006

Well Bobby thought they would be able to finish in one day, but no such luck. So I am praying they will be finished Dec 16th. I want to be dried in ASAP. Here are some pictures from their day. Craig, Bobby, and Luke.

 

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Posted to TooleHouse by Lori in Reno, NV on 12/6/2006

Craig met with the inspector today. The inspector told Craig a story, "he and the other inspectors were sitting around talking shop and our house got brought up. What ever happened to the Toole's? Haven't heard from them for a while. One of the inspectors said well I was out by their house inspecting another house and they have their trusses up." Then the next day we called for an inspection. Craig told the inspector he hadn't called cause he hadn't finished with the list he gave him from the last inspection. Well we passed the inspection!  Yeah! Which is great news since it is getting to be yucky weather and I really want a roof on the house.

When the inspector was walking around the house he told Craig, "you know I am not going to get up on the roof and inspect your nailing schedule". Craig said "don't worry we had professionals doing it". The inspector said "good."

Craig, Bobby, and Luke will be putting the OSB on Saturday. I can't wait to finish. I am starting to get over the what the h--- we'd get ourselves into and back to the original goal. Once all the heavy stuff I can't do is done, I will be back out there helping as much as my teaching schedule allows. I wish we were further along right now cause I will be on Christmas break and could get a lot done. But I will still try to do what I can. I was able to help lift the trusses in place, when Mark had to go home, but I'm just not as strong as the average man.

Later Lori                    


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