Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Day 143: Home Sweet Home

I'm playing a bit of catch up here.  As I was running around like a mad woman on Saturday, I didn't get a chance to update the blog with the pictures of the house that were literally taken on the run.  The roof is finally finished and while we know what the building is intended to look like from the plans, I did not realise how wonderful the roof lines would look once complete and with the porch included.  The angles look magnificent and I couldn't wait to ring Bob and tell him how happy we are with this.  He told me that the roof lines were designed to look like a group of market umbrellas;  something that he has never shared with us before.  He also said that the impact will be greater once the house is clad and the forest of timber frame disappears.  The handrails on the deck and stairs have been installed and have the effect of making the deck look even bigger.  A nice touch is the capping for the posts, which replicates the top of telegraph poles.  We are delighted with the way that this is coming together but also realise that the work really starts now in trying to envisage the interior and pick all the elements for that.  So we need to start chasing up the Kitchen Man and talking to the tiler about when he needs materials to be available and how practical our ideas are so far.  Exciting, but scary at the same time.

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