Welcome... Follow along as we renovate our 9th home in 12 years

Friday, October 29, 2010

10/29/10 - Roofing continues...
















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10/29/10 - A skylight waiting to happen...



Keep following to watch it happen....






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10/29/10 - Beautiful day in YYC!

Today has turned out to be a delicious & warm day...
Perfect day to get a new roof! Check out the blue sky!

Gutters are off! Looks better already!


Kevin replacing the bottom 16" of sheathing with new plywood



Welcome to the reno Rob! By the way... can I blog you?!? ; )



Back breaking work... eh Dustin!


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Thursday, October 28, 2010

10/28/10 - So long...



We're saying goodbye to our rotten old cedar shingle roof!

Just prior to starting our reno we had water dripping from two of our light fixtures...











Nice!?!





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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

10/27/10 - Looks like we're ready for a new roof tomorrow...



The shingles have been delivered this afternoon!





Notice that they get delivered 'on' the roof! Would want to have to carry those stacks up! I missed being there for the actual delivery but I believe that they use a crane to load the shingles on to the roof.


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10/27/10 - Skylights have arrived!



Just picked up my 6 Velux Skylights from Okotoks Home Hardware!




Thank you to Jim who made it all happen in record time! They arrived exactly as promised... on the exact day & in perfect condition. Jim also calculated exactly what I needed after talking to the manufacturer for me! It's not every day that you install skylights! ; )




Why buy from Okotoks instead of Calgary? I needed these unit asap & while researching I discovered that it was faster to get them through Okotoks Home Hardware than in the city of Calgary. Some places has a 5-6 week wait.

Now if we can only get these in before it snows!

Before I go... check out this lovely fence/gate display...





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10/26/10 - MB garden doors are in!



Our master bedroom garden doors have been installed!






It's dark again in the house as the framers had to board up all my windows while we wait for the windows to he delivered. Either I get a new iPhone with a flash or I need to buy some extra lighting for the house! How will I blog if you can't see anything?!? ; )

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10/26/10 - Stairs in the making...

I have never actually seen stairs being constructed. It's pretty cool!










This set of stairs...




Goes here...





Watch it happen...
















Ready to move it in...








Daryl then secures the set of stairs into the stairwell...













Voila!























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10/26/10 - There goes another dumpster...



Yet another 20cu (cubic foot) dumpster arrives in prep for tomorrow when we are ripping off the rotten old roof shingles...








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10/26/10 - Room with a view.... (Vision required!!)

This will be our view while doing dishes one day...




Looking out to my 'secret garden'. Doesn't look like much now but just wait! Imaging sitting area, bird bath/water feature, plant 'control'...






& yes, I'll relocate the 'pooh pagoda'! ;p



Wanna know what this is?!?
Pooh Pagoda... pup's custom litter box...



All framed in & ready for windows...







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10/26/10 - Hmmm the possibilities...

Wine cellar?!? Storage?!? Both?!? The possibilities...










Will have to see what the other set of stairs add to the mix!



The second flight of stairs will be where the latter is standing.


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