Ooh boy! What a crunch we have been on to get everything done in this house the past couple months! I know its been a while since I have updated, the guys both took the Winter off and our project hit a stand still... at least for a little bit. Things have been moving really quickly as of lately, a lot of the remaining work has been completed by contractors. With my persistence, they have remained (ALMOST completely) on schedule.
Both Paul and Stan worked hard to get the plumbing in the house and they sure did a great job! Once the plumbing was completed, it was time for the electrical to be installed. We decided to hire an electrician and we are so glad we did. Ray Gendron of Power Solutions came out to the house and did an outstanding job bringing our house up to code and installing safe, updated wires throughout. Turns out, wires are not supposed to be connected to the top of the house. So, under the ground they went. With the help of the Heath brothers, we had a trench not only dug to the house for our electric, but also from the house to the barn so it will have electric.
Mr. Gendron, hard at work on our electrical.
While Ray was hard at work installing our electrical, Paul and Stan worked to get our French and sliding doors installed. What a difference the doors made! So much light coming in, it looks so much larger.
Once all the electrical wires were installed, our house was ready for heating and AC. We decided to get an air handler that distributes AC and heat for the upstairs and downstairs, while also maintaining the humidity levels. Roy Refrigeration was wonderful in finding the best solution to run all of their ducting. Having an exposed ceiling down stairs limits the range of where they can run their ducting.
Last, but most certainly not least, we now have spray foam insulation. What a mess that stuff can make, but Buddy and his crew from New England Spray Foam did a wonderful job making sure all of our posts and beams were covered well. They made quick work of our home, spending more time wrapping everything in plastic than they did actually spraying.
Buddy from New England Spray Foam is pictured below.
As our house continues to come together, I will continue to keep you updated. The stair installation should be beginning very soon. Dry wall is in progress(YAY,) kitchen is going to be put together soon and all the other home "puzzle pieces" are coming together. Thank you to everyone who has supported, enjoyed, shared and loved this project as much as I have. We are in the final stages of a project that seemed like it was never going to end and I am beyond excited to be going home soon!