The House on Hilltop Farm BLOG is a record of the progress on a home we are building ourselves. We bought the land in 2007, and started building the house in 2010. We lived in one room, 550 square feet, in the basement while we built the house above us. We moved on the main level of the house in February 2016. We decided blogging is the best way to record our journey. I'm glad to have you join me.
The far end you are looking at will be for storage, and the other end is my craft room. I am so excited. It has to warm up a bit before we paint down there though. I'll have a place to store all of my craft supplies, and I'll be able to build bee frames in the basement! I won't have to wait until summer time, when I need them, I can have them done ahead of time. Sweet.
You can see the duct work that Dave has been working on. I helped!
See the joint....beside the bracket.
I taped them all. Whut? That's helping. It's something.
I was especially proud of the end.
Then we had to paint these joints with some goopy stuff, where the duct curved. While Dave was making notes like this....
This is the kind of stuff Dave is working on. Water lines, Gas lines, heat ducts and vents, putting holes in floors and walls for vents and pipes etc.
It takes a long time to do by yourself, but he says it's just easier for him to do it than to have me help. (sigh)
He explains it all to me and I'm baffled. Look at all those wires in the box and at the top.
Then he tells me what this and that is for and where it will go,
and he even shows me how to turn things off and on,
but I'm just glad he is a perfectionist when it comes to this stuff, and he labels everything!
And the good news, Dave bought some of that denim insulation for me to try. See how they are using it with their bare hands? No masks, no gloves, on 100 degree days. No itching or dripping sweat onto my mask and fogging up safety glasses! WOOHOO! Dad will love this! He helps me with insulation and I get on him about wearing safety stuff.