Sunday, September 28, 2014

Shingles, Windows,& Paint Oh My!!!

Friday we met with Eric Blane, Lighting Reflections in Conroe, to solidify our lighting selections (that wasn't a cheap meeting and Eric has better prices than anyone around, even Lowes or Home Depot!)  We just happen to have a lot of stinkin' lights!  Anyway, we left Conroe for Warrenton/Round Top Fall Antiques Show for the weekend so we didn't see progress on the house Friday or Saturday.  We drove up on our way back in town today and BOOM!  Shingles are done, windows are going in and they've started painting!!!! Here are some pictures...
Our shingles are on! And they started painting the hardy plank!
Our paint color is a sagey green the trim is going to be Texas Sandstone.  The trim matches the tones and mortar in our stone.
 Close up of the paint and trim around Jose's garage

Wonder why they only painted trim around the bottom portion of the garage? 
Close up of paint and trim

Wonder why they skipped around painting?  I find this so odd?  Does anyone know why they did that?  You would think you would start on one side and go all the way around.
Big picture windows and back doors are in!!!

View of the back of the house facing the water...And look they even started painting here!  Go Figure!?!
One side of the house...
The other side of the house...

Close ups of the paint and trim in the shade and in the sun.  It's amazing how different it can look.
We are getting very excited!  Thanks to all for sharing our joy!

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Stairs. Plumbing, Tubs, Oh My!

Despite the torrential rains over the last week in Houston...they're making a lot of progress on the house.  The plumbing is in, front windows are on, the Hardy plank is going on, the guest bathtubs are in, the fireplace is in and they were working when we left today on a Saturday.  We had our walk through with the electrician on Friday because they are going to start pulling wires Monday!  While we were out there Jose kept cautioning me to watch my step.  What do think happened when we went downstairs...I stepped on a piece of wood with a nail in it and it went right through my tennis shoe into my foot.  Our electrician pulled it out because he was closer than Jose.  It bled a little and is sore today but, "I Fine".  Needles to say I was much more careful when Jose and I went by this morning to measure and verify the spacing of our kitchen island and bar.

They are working on a Saturday putting up the Hardy plank.  We've got windows!  The Hardy will be painted a sage green to compliment the Texas sand stone that will go on the bottom part of the house. 

In the kitchen looking out through the dining area

The fireplace is in!  Not really sure we need it but I have to have a place to hang our stockings at Christmas!

Enough Said!  

Glass brick window over what will be the jacuzzi tub!
We were standing on the balcony, admiring our view feeling terribly blessed.  I looked at Jose and said..."I don't feel grown -up enough to have this house.  He started laughing and said he felt exactly the same way.  It just seems surreal.  I know I'm turning 49 in about a month but it just doesn't seem like this is going to be our house.  I guess we've just been looking at the land for so long with an empty lot it just didn't seem real. was very real and it felt a little weird, but in a good way.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

New Pictures from the Build

Here are a few photos that were taken late Friday, September 5 as they were calling it a day.

Our interior doors are here!

Glass brick window for the master bath!

Interior windows

We are sooooooo happy!

In my master closet!  I've never had a closet this big.

An Aggie and his garage!  Jose can't wait to get all of his man stuff in this garage!