And the debris slowly grew…

With all the construction, the contractors have made a huge pile of trash.  Bits of wood, miscellaneous empty boxes, plastic bags, and … a spare tire?  Hmm…not sure where that came from, but it managed to make its way onto the pile.  Our contractor was supposed to keep our site clean – do you think he’s doing a good job?  After several requests he is finally coming to clean up the mess this week, or so he says.  In the meantime it feels like all this debris is going to swallow our home.  Here’s a photo of what once was our driveway.  The debris makes a lovely addition to the outhouse in the back – don’t you think?

With construction comes garbage

With construction comes garbage

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Windows on the world

Our windows finally arrived and have been installed.  Now the house is actually starting to come together.  We added additional new windows in the living room and dining room.  Why?  Well, because slowly but surely our remodel is creeping into every inch of our home.  After all, now that we’re living with 3/4 ton of dust, we might as well round up to a full ton.

Next up is exterior house painting, which means our house will soon look like the shabbiest house on the block while being sanded and primed, and of course we’ll be spreading the dust throughout the neighborhood.

Kitchen window - exterior.

Kitchen window – exterior.

New kitchen nook windows

New kitchen nook windows

Kitchen nook windows from inside.

Kitchen nook windows from inside.

Exterior living room window.

Exterior living room window.

Why does it look like cotton candy?

The remodeling project is progressing – the insulation is up on the kitchen walls and the ceiling, and dry-wall is set to begin next week.  Our kitchen is starting to look like, well, at least some sort of a room.  A series of inspections have happened (and I’m told we passed), but more to come.  We’re still waiting on delivery for doors and windows, and kitchen fixtures will be confirmed next week.   The downstairs basement still has a ways to go, but little by little it too is coming along.  Its progress – not fast progress, but progress nonetheless.

Kitchen ceiling "cotton candy" insulation

Kitchen ceiling “cotton candy” insulation

New insulation on the kitchen walls.

New insulation on the kitchen walls.