Monday, October 29, 2012

We have windows and doors!

They are really coming along, I wish I was there!

He has the roof on both porches and the doors and windows are all in.

It sort of looks like it's sitting in a hole but it's the slope of the land. The slope has been deceiving for me. The barn is a little lower and the real house will be on this side (south) of the bunkhouse and up a little higher yet.

We lined up all the buildings in a row at the widest part of the property for the views. This way we can see both east and west from all 3 buildings, always. That's where the best views are. To the east are the Big Horn Mountains and to the west is Yellowstone. To the north are the Pryor Mountains in Montana but since the neighbors already have a forest of trees, they pretty much block everything except in winter.
On the other hand, their trees are nice because it brings in a little greenery and most of all... the birds.
Eventually we'll plant a few trees.

Still the remains of that dirt pile out front and it will have to stay that way a little longer.

The shingles are on the roof all ready to go.

(Pictures are a little dark, I think the sun was going down when he took the pictures)

He has the horizontal siding on the gable ends which I really like rather than running the vertical siding all the way up. I think this makes a nice change.

Porch floors are next!

(Actually, they are already done but I'll save those pictures for next week.)

Thanks for stopping!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Porch Roof

Sadly, I am no longer here but our carpenter is taking pictures with his cell phone as it progresses.
His wife has been emailing them once a week.

The roof is ready for shingles and both the front and back porch roof is up.

(Look at that blue sky! Isn't that beautiful!)

Still a lot of dirt to move but the husband can use all of it and then some for fill inside the barn.

It still needs the porch floors but that will come soon.
The windows and doors are now on and I'll see pictures in a day or so.
Next week they'll add the trim around the doors and windows and also the battens on the siding so that it resembles board and batten.

The septic is going in next week along with hooking up the well and burying water to the bunkhouse.

I'm loving this Douglas Fir, I plan to continue using it inside for the flooring and the trim.

It's really hard not to pack up the truck and head back out, I miss Wyoming!

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Sunset and the bunkhouse...

The evening before I left Wyoming...

Our fences to the East

And our driveway to the Northwest.
Pryor Mountains in the background, still hazy from the Montana fires.
The concrete is our little bridge over the canal.

This was as far as they were when I left. They had the front porch posts up.

I just received a call from Steve, he was taking pictures for me and will email them.
The front porch roof is on and they are almost ready to put on the shingles. 

I just love that sky...every day it's beautiful!

(That's the husbands pole barn in the background.)

Thanks for stopping!