New House

Putting Glass Door Knobs on the Closet Doors

Putting Glass Door Knobs on the Closet Doors

I bought glass door knobs for the entire house, but we have agreed that more modern handle sets are a better idea. Cliff works for Schlage locks and was unhappy with my choice of vintage style glass door knobs. He is perfectly content with using […]

The Right Thermostat: Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat

The Right Thermostat: Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat

When they finished installing the HVAC system, the thermostat was not the one they promised. We were told we would have the Lennox ComfortSense 7500 Touchscreen Thermostat. What we had was the Honeywell TH6210U2001/U T6 Pro Programmable Thermostat. The contractor called the HVAC guy back […]

We have Power & Finishing Up

We have Power & Finishing Up

The snow has rained away and they aren’t saying anything about people being without power anymore, so it should be our turn. Tuesday we met Beau and Jessica for dinner at Papas & Beer. On the way home we drove by the house. Look! They […]

Snow at the New House

Snow at the New House

The weather forecast was for snow. Crazy amounts of snow. Which we got. We are not going anywhere. When Cliff woke up, we walked down to the new house. The snow was very heavy. There were a lot of trees down in the neighborhood. We […]

We got our CO!

We got our CO!

We got the final bill for the sidewalk somebody else gets. As soon as we paid for that, the inspector came out for the final inspection. They wanted a couple of corrections. They had to add a strip of insulation on the pull-down attic stairs. […]

Finishing the HVAC

Finishing the HVAC

The HVAC guy started to hook up the heat pump, but the contractor caught him in time. The heat pump has to be higher. They had to build a platform to make sure the heat pump is (I think) six feet above flood plain. The […]

Grading Above Flood Plain, Gravel Driveway and Grass Seed

Grading Above Flood Plain, Gravel Driveway and Grass Seed

The grader has finished. The lot is above flood plane and everything angles away from the house. The grader pushed the dirt up to the edges of the new concrete. There was gravel everywhere.  The grader measured for where the gravel driveway was supposed to […]

Finishing the Plaster and Paint

Finishing the Plaster and Paint

This week they mostly finished the molding, touched up the plaster and gave the walls and ceiling another coat of paint. The contractor came by and wrote all over the walls. He was marking all of the places he wanted another coat of plaster. They […]

Plumbers Return Again

Plumbers Return Again

That night it poured. The trench filled up with water and the pipe pulled itself loose and floated to the top. The water backed up into the tub. While we watched, the rest of the pipe popped up. The contractor noticed before I did and […]

Plumbers Return

Plumbers Return

The plumbers came back. They connected our house to city water and sewer. They installed the dishwasher, put in the toilets and the bath and kitchen fixtures. They started out digging by hand close to the house, then used this digger. The gas and electric […]