Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Made in the Shade (photos)

The south porch is covered.

The house looks like it has been there for 40 years.

Extreme eastern view.

Monday, September 05, 2005

Ready for Final

I finished installing the front and rear porch lights and the rear handrail. This completes my tasks prior to final inspection. As soon as the porch roof and siding are done, I will call for final inspection. Even though I've been living in the house for over 6 weeks now, completing these last couple of items was a big relief.

Friday, September 02, 2005

Getting Closer (photos)

West side complete.

South face nears completion.

If you squint you can see the finished house.

If It Weren't for Re-work... (photo)

I like it in the dark, ask any of my friends. That's why I hadn't really planned for front and rear porch lights. I thought I would put them in after final and after some experience living in the house. No dice. Front and rear lights are required, I think because of the associated stairways.

Thus I was forced to tackle the problem early. It involved removing a couple of panels and figuring how to get to a switch for the rear light. The front one will be automatic with a motion sensor, and a manual override in the attic. Should be complete tomorrow.

New switch for outside light..