Full crew at work inside the house! The order of the day is drywall, drywall, and more drywall, they are just about finished. In the meantime, we sneak in after them and stain some more. As of this past weekend, we got most of the critical staining projects completed. This included the top ridge beam and posts. I literally had to take a valium though. I found myself perched way on top of this rickety scaffolding for a good portion of the time staining the ridge beam. this is the highest point in the house and was very difficult to do. My nerves were shot by the end of the weekend. But, its done! The front great room is looking spiffy!
Meanwhile, outside, the weather keeps playing. We get these very active squalls that come rushing through. Quick little downpours, not too heavy, but enough to make you pause wherever you are. Lately, you can tell the winds have been blowing the moisture upwards before releasing it because there have been a number of instant hail showers that leave a blanket of pellets on the ground. Then the rain stops, the water drains, and we are back to normal, albeit still muddy since no landscaping is planted quite yet. However, we’ve been talking about final grading around the house this past Saturday. Our GC met with us and the guy who is going to do that and take care of the septic system and the trench for the propane tank. Looks like we are two weeks out from having that done.
The PUD finally finished clearing the front section and, wow, what a difference! We have access to areas we didn’t have access to! They used this cool mower gadget attached to an excavator and just shredded the vine maple to bits! We’ll probably landscape the hillside with something nicer. I’ve uploaded a video of the mower so you can get an idea.