Category: House

The Nursery

We finally got Torino’s nursery decorated and set up, and Torino moved into it. We did a jungle theme.  We got lots of animal wall stickers and decals and wha-lah.  The Cornell grandparents sponsored about half of them,… Read More

Wasp Balls

We got wasp balls! Our new house has two lovely baby Live Oak trees in the front yard.  We noticed these little berry-like balls growing off the bottom of the leaves. After trolling the interwebs, I’ve learned that… Read More

The Brick Hut: Getting Close

The new house is getting close to done, and everything is looking great.  But we still have over a month to wait before we can close on it and move in. They’ll be doing a lot of finishing… Read More

The Brick Hut: Tiles

Now that the outer shell of the house is pretty much nailed down, they’re been focusing on the innards.  The cabinets are all in, their respective countertops placed, and they got all the tile work done this past… Read More

The Brick Hut: The Outter Shell

The stone and brickwork has been finished.  It’s so beautiful!  Pics: I took another shot of the left side to better show the graduated stonework over the foundation. To recap: There’s a rule in the Circle C HOA… Read More

The Brick Hut: Bricks a’ Laying

They’ve managed to squeeze in some masonry and brick-laying in between all the bouts of rain we’ve been getting these past few weeks.  Between that, getting a round of inspections done for the wiring and piping, and getting… Read More

The Brick Hut: Wiring and Piping

They got most of the roof in place pretty quickly after that last update.  We went and visited it during a little bout of rain and found it nice and dry inside.  Almost cozy.  I was thinking a… Read More

The Brick Hut: Roofs and Walls

The house is coming together so quickly.  This week they got the roof planks on and the outside walls lined.  They were just finishing putting the windows in when we stopped by. I love how the front is… Read More

The Brick Hut: I’ve Been Framed

Wow!  One week between the foundation being poured and the house being fully framed.  It’s so cool seeing it starting to take shape.  It’s tough to remember that we’re still four months away from move-in. And look at… Read More

The Brick Hut: Foundation

They poured the foundation this past week.  They filled in the foundation framing with a gritty sand, then dug trenches in what they had just filled in using a trench digger, then laid the main piping down, then… Read More