Sunday, October 31, 2010


 We almost finished the decking today!  We are 3 boards shy of the end so we need to order more
 It looks pretty awesome though!
In the left corner, you can see the supports for our pergola.  I am hoping it will all be done by next weekend

Sunday, October 24, 2010

This weekend we went hiking for Kyle's birthday!  We headed up to hike Old Rag
I had never done this hike before but loved all the super tall trees!
This weekend was perfect for the hike since the trees are right in the midst of changing; which also meant LOADS of people
Alex and I reached what we thought was the summit...boy were we wrong!
 It sure was pretty though
We decided to eat some lunch and then get in line (yes, get in line) to finish the hike
I had never waited in line for a hike before.  Turns out there are some tricky rock scrambles that most of these people shouldn't even be attempting...but they do, and in turn, you end up waiting at least an hour for a hike that should take 15 minutes.
I took some pictures while we waited
But then we made it, and it was so worth it!
We met up with our group and even tossed around the football!
Check out the bird
AJ and Kyle
Alex and I
More awesome tall trees on the hike down
I love this
And here's the foyer of the house we stayed in at Massanutten!  Awesome house that sleeps like 15
Completely unrelated but here's the door almost finished.  The red is super bright but since it's set back under our front porch, it's hardly noticeable from the street.  What do you think?

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Making progress

So, progress on the deck is coming along really well!  Pretty much all the framing is done
Here it is from the side

I also primed our front door and am testing out a red paint.  what do you think?  Too much?  Just right?  I actually really love it and think it will look even better with our blue shutters

Thursday, October 14, 2010


 Oh hello there, bee!
 I am obsessed with my neighbors' flowers!
 How great are these?!

The magic hour!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New siding!

So here's the house just a couple days ago when the roof was still going up
Here is a shot of it tonight!  All done.  Tomorrow the shutters and gutters go up

This is the back of the sunroom when it was in progress

Right side of the house yesterday

The front, yesterday

Look at all the ladders!

The front porch

shot of the front

Tomorrow I will paint the front porch

All done!

Sunroom on back of house and our deck under construction

In a couple of days, the entire house will be done!  We should have the new shutters, gutters and everything painted

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Roof in progress

 So, here is our deck before we started demolition; below is the current state it's in.  Still needs some work but we're almost done knocking it down.  This weekend we will begin digging footers for the new deck and start building it

Today the roofers came and started on our roof.  Here is the house with the old, reddish-brown roof.

 Here is a close-up of the front roof all done

 This is the sunroom; all ready for them to shingle tomorrow.

 We had quite a bit of rotted plywood so most of the day was them ripping off the old and replacing it with new plywood.  They have to shingle the top roof and the sunroof tomorrow

Then it should be all done!  our house looks like a wreck but soon it will be back together again!