Sunday, March 14, 2010

Nothing I Can Do About It Now

Well, I got as much done as I could but, due to persistent rain, it didn't amount to as much as I would have liked. I did manage to get this window trimmed out. I thought they might want to take a photo of one of the few finished areas of the house! It looks so much better with trim on it. Nothing like a little publicity to throw yer butt in gear. I also got a few things cleaned up in different places and finally put a switch cover over the porch light switch.
We kept waiting for the rain to stop to attempt to get the brackets and pick board up on the roof but it just would not quit completely so we just went for it. Allen made the brackets (you can see one on the far right under the board) and we got them all ready and secured and hauled that heavy ass board up there. This is the 24' board and it weighs about 150 pounds. If the roof had been bone dry it would not have been as daunting but we got it anyway. As Allen said, things are better now because before, if we fell off the roof, we would hit the ground and roll off into the ditch at the foundation. But now, we'll just hit the ground!
In this photo you can (maybe) see that I had painted the plywood and I managed to get the rafter tails finished too. The wood looked so aged and bad I hated for them to take any photos of it like that. It looks much better now.
So, I'm going to try to get home tomorrow a hour or so before they get here and maybe tidy up some more. I just hope to don't say something too stupid in the interview part.

*Willie Nelson

18 comments:

Jen said...

Your window and sink looks great! ~Jen

Mouse said...

looks good in pictures
hold your temper and figure how to keep MUD from being tracked in you will do fine .You been there before it ain't you first publicity

Island Rider said...

I am sure you will do well. Reporters never write what you tell them anyway. When we first moved into our house twenty five years ago, a reporter did a story on our place and got the facts competely wrong. I do like that window and bathroom. Looks right out of Better Homes and Gardens!

Ed said...

I imagine had you fallen off the roof, you would have been hip deep in mud with as much rain as you guys are getting. Fortunately since you've been hogging the rain, its been dry up here for a few days. I can actually walk across my lawn without hip waders.

Floridacracker said...

Place looks great!
You will do fine!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jen! thanks!!

Hey Mouse! dang! you make me sound mean as a snake! lol! I promise I won't throw rocks at them.

Hey IR! thanks! well, hopefully they will report everything pretty accurately. maybe.

Hey Ed! I think you may be right about falling; the ground is pretty soft here! ugh!

edifice rex said...

Hey FC! thanks man!!!

Sissy said...

It all looks so good and that window ....I want one just like it!... is absolutely great. Look out New York, here comes Annie. Seriously, I so admire your work.

page said...

the window looks stunning, great shot!---hope the interview goes well and they get lots of good photos---will you post a link to it when it's published?

edifice rex said...

Hey Sissy! thanks very much!

Hey Page! thanks!! they took A LOT of photos; maybe they got something good. Yes, I'll post a link when it comes out at the end of the month.

Shannon said...

The bathroom looks great! Break a leg!(or is that just in theater?) Anyway, have fun with it!

Anonymous said...

Hold your Temper?

Damn I was finally ready to say hello after reading your blog for a while.

I better go put on my leather skin first.

You done PRETTY good for a Girl...

Actually you have a great eye for detail. I like the way the window in the bath came out, nice mix of color, shape & texture. The rebar threaded thru the deck railing is a great looking idea.

The faux mud lawn is a great finishing touch.

The Virginian

edifice rex said...

Hey Shannon! thanks so much!

Hey Virginian! lol! I promise I won't bite! not hard anyway.
Thanks so much and I'm very happy to hear from you finally. I've been seeing those hits from Virginia for a while! Thanks for reading and for the compliments; not bad for a GUY. ;)

countrypeapie said...

beautiful window ~ lovelovelove it ~ can't wait to read the article

Caroline said...

What a lovely window!

We built our house from the ground up in 1977, with 2 (under the age of 3) kids underfoot. It gets pretty exhausting and downright discouraging some days, doesn't it. Hang in there.

Woody said...

The stained glass panel looks absolutely frigg'in great!

All will go well. Just be Annie.

edifice rex said...

Hey Pea! thanks!!!

Hey Caroline! yes, it can get very discouraging sometimes. Thanks though!!

Hey Woody! thanks!!

Beau said...

Nice... :)