Sunday, March 11, 2012

House Pictures

When I posted the story about the fire, I knew that it wouldn't have many comments.  There just isn't much that can be commented on with a story like that.  And I wondered if I should even do the story, but it is in the mix of what has happened here.  Not everything in life is wonderful, but it still needs to be conveyed, so I did the story...  I hope it isn't too disturbing.

I promised to take and post pictures of the neighbor's house that will be much like our new home.  It is about three or four weeks ahead of where we are, as we only have paint lines in the dirt and plans on the sign post for the city to check out this week.  While the papers have been filed, an inspector must come out to the lot and sign off.

We took the first pictures when the sewer pipes were being put in under the floor. 


The white piping on the right comes up under the island in the center of the kitchen and has fresh water going thru it.


The orange pipe below is where the fresh water comes in from the street.


The blue cables are stretched across the concrete forms and put tension on the floor slab so it won’t break.


Here the forms are complete and the concrete truck will come tomorrow.


Ready for the carpenters….




Once the rough in carpenters were done and cleaned up three days later, I came back and took photos of the completed stick build.  Suddenly there is a house, but things will slow up a lot from here on out.



Above right, is the master bedroom on the back of the house.


The picture above is the great room and dining area looking out on the smallish patio that can be seen on the picture below.


The front elevation of this house is not the one we picked but does have the garage on the right like our house will have.

Around the corner on another street is a completed home that is the elevation that we picked and the same color scheme as well.  This is a lot like what we should look like when we are done but we will have the rounded tile roof.


Retired Rod


  1. It is just beautiful. You are going to love it.

  2. Looks like when it's all said and done you will have a fine place there Rod.Hopefully one winter we can get out for a visit. Have fun on the way home To KC, the weather seems to be breaking and we are supposed to be up to 79 Degrees on Wednesday.Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

  3. Appreciate the construction photos showing how things are laid out & done. Nice looking house when finished & looks very solid. I remember one summer as a young boy watching a new house being built in our neighborhood. Went everyday & found it fascinating to watch the carpenters, plumbers & electricians working away on things.

  4. Looks great, Rod. Perhaps we'll meet you guys next winter. We'll be at Gold Canyon Resort from Nov 1 to April 1.
    Travel safe back to KC. We are heading to Missouri soon ourselves.
    Take care. Big hugs to both of you.

  5. Very nice! It's going to be beautiful.

  6. Looking good, Rod. Thanks for posting such interesting pics!

    Hey, are you going to get an extra sewer hookup for outside by any chance?

  7. Looks great..what a nice house...I'm sure you will enjoy it for many years to exciting for you both!!


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