02.13.15 Beautiful bushes, vinyl siding and wall insulation!

wondeerful day Thursday, February 12, 2015 – I went to a local wholesale nursery, where I use to work, to buy all the shrubs for the front of our house and to hide the air conditioning unit and the water well shed.  I bought 6 Encore Azaleas (they flower all summer unlike regular azaleas that only flower for less than a month.) Also bought 3 Knock Out Rose bushes, 6 Camellias and 3 Adagio Grass. The Adagio Grass is the three dead looking tall grass things on the end.  The grass plants be cut back shortly and will come out beautiful, green and luscious! All the bushes are all lined up on the RV’s patio waiting for the yard to be graded and beds prepared.  We hope to have the grading done soon which will give the freshly planted bushes a while before we leave to take hold.

20150214_13150020150213_093028 20150213_093010 20150213_092938 20150213_092933 20150213_092618While I was out I stopped at Brown’s Bakery on Highway 16 where I purchased some bavarian cream stuffed cupcakes.  Oh my what a treat that was!  I also bought some decorative bird feeders to hang on the trees, including on that is shaped like an old time camper with a pink flamingo out front.  That one will be hung by our RV patio!

20150213_092954Roy built the roof for the water well shed and installed it.  Probably not something he should have tried to do by himself but he did it well.  Tomorrow it should be painted and will be finished.

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Roy is showing the removable beam and the raised roof to Ronnie. This is so that if there is a need for the well pump to come up the roof doesn’t have to be torn off but can just be raised!
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An up close view of the stop Roy made so the roof doesn’t fall over to the back when it is raised. He’s is just sooooo smart!
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This is a switch Roy ordered to turn on the heat light when the temperature goes below 32 degrees. It kicks off when it goes back over 37 degrees.

20150213_123815 Friday, February 13, 2015 – The vinyl siding installers came back today.  The wall insulation man also came and did his thing. Here’s pictures and a short video of the insulation guys doing their thing!

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20150213_091155 20150213_091207 20150213_104948 20150213_094553 20150213_094630Lots of pictures of the vinyl siding guys.  They wrapped the windows with an exterior 2 x 4 wood frame which is then covered with vinyl to match the windows.  It creates a more substantial looking window than just a regular window.  Only the front four at our house are being wrapped because it ain’t cheap!  We’re leaving the shutters off because we really like the look we chose. You’ll see the process throughout the pictures and I warn I took lots of pictures of this!

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Ryan our insulation guy and Floyd our vinyl siding guy!

20150213_091318 20150213_103850 20150213_103857 20150213_103931  20150213_105053 20150213_10521420150213_134358The sun is setting now and the columns are not finished so I’ll not try to take a picture of anything now, but take them in the morning and post the finished result then in the next blog. Earlier, Roy had to ask the guys to stop putting in the window headers since they are narrower than the windows and not connected to the top of the window.  They just look weird so we’ll have to wait for larger ones to come in before the whole exterior is finished.  There is a picture below that has the weird looking header installed but remember it’s going away!  I also took a picture of one of the side windows without the window wrapping so you could see the difference between regular and wrapped.   Once the columns are finished, the house exterior will be almost finished except for the correct headers and the porch railings.  Roy will be installing the railings soon.

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REGULAR WINDOW WITHOUT WRAPPING
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WINDOW WITH WRAPPING

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20150213_170537Roy rarely just sits around lately but this morning was so cold and he didn’t want to be in the way of the workers so we built a campfire and I took a shot of him actually chillin!   There is also a picture of the flower bed I created next to the RV patio with all the little clippings I brought with us from our Wardline house!  There are regular azaleas, orange/yellow lantanas, gardenias, ferns and other random small plants!  Most are hidden right now by the pine mulched I covered them all with.  By the time we get back here later this year or next they should all be growing well.  Might even happen before we leave!  Check out the signs of green rye grass starting to FINALLY sprout!

20150213_09581700 20150213_093200 20150213_093132The sheet rock was just delivered ready to be hung, etc. etc. next week!  Yay for walls!

20150213_142157There will be no building going on this weekend but we will have a special visit from Madisyn for Valentines AND she’s going to church with us Sunday!  Yahoooooooo!

Ya’ll come back now, ya’ hear!

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