A Pacific Energy Summit Classic pedestal wood-burning fireplace is installed to offset the propane heating bill. Heats the living room and attic beautifully, but it hasn’t been too cold yet to really give it a go.
The last pieces of fascia are installed, as well as the world’s smallest shingle section.
The front staircase goes in. We won’t use this much until the retaining wall and pathway are done, but to get occupancy, this was one of the last things on the checklist.
Chip helps with the fencing on the chicken coop. Because nothing beats building a chicken coop when you’re trying to finish a house.
The view of the house from the back 40.
Moving some large rocks into place from around the property in front of the house to make a retaining wall.
Just before sunset the boys and I stopped at the end of a local road to do some exploring. Pretty neat to find this little ravine so close to our new home.
I really like these baluster connections vs the alternative of drilling a million holes in the handrail and deck boards. Allows for taller rail heights with the same length balusters as well. Exterior balusters are 3/4″ round black painted aluminum.
Dana with the ceremonial first bucketful of dirt where the garden would eventually be. If we actually got around to putting soil in it.
Grampa Old providing some steadying to the counters as the backhoe lifts them off the trailer.