Sunday, March 30, 2008

Construction Zone

(notice I wouldn't let them take my internet satelite away...not til the last minute!)

I finally took some pictures!!

All the framing and wrap on...roof is done, soffit and facia up, gutters a lil later. It's suppose to snow again tonight so we will see if the siding goes up or we head indoors for a some drywall work. Need to get the office cabinets and wood flooring ordered yet...I have been holding off until we see how the wood ceiling stain color looks as I hate it when there are a mix of woods.

The best thing so far that has come from all this construction mess is that when they installed the new french doors to my art studio I had to move a ton of stuff and was forced to reorganize my Space. I put 4 more drwer units in and converted the closet to all shelving and wha-lah...what a big difference it makes. I will have to get some indoor pics taken...can't wait to get back to making some things!!

Saturday, March 29, 2008

I just love creative YouTubes and other Artsey mini movies and slide shows on the internet. This is a 'performing arts' video and it sure would be fun to do or see happen....Mt Rushmore would be another great place to do this.

Frozen in Grand Central Station - Video

Over 200 people gathered at Grand Central Station in New York to pull off a 'frozen in place' act. The onlooking travelers who weren't part of the act were mystified as to what was going on.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Call Me Crazy!!

It has been said that marriage and moving are the two most stressful events in life. Rank remodeling your home right up there as well.

We are about three weeks in on a new room addition and remodel....and I'm going nuts.
We are adding on to the front of our house, a new foyer with mud room one way and office the other way, then a new living room. The old living room becomes my new dining room and the old dining room will become an enlarged kitchen. Now add a new green roof and new siding, new windows, new AC/Heat Pump with all new venting and 2 big new decks. I guess we should have just started from scratch.

We were going to start construction in the spring, but to get the 'good' contractor...we had to work with his calendar. Frozen ground when the foundation was being dug, snow and below 30 and wind chills with the framing, and now mud and icicles with the roofing....and we are still calving cows, so lack of sleep added to the mix makes everyone crazy. I haven't even had time to post anything on my blog for tomorrow I might start snapping pics of the work in progress.