more news soon !!!

well, it been a very busy stretch of time. alot has changed. electrical, plumbing, drywall exterior is almost done. ill post some pics and details regarding all of it. i think we'll be moving back in about three weeks. yeah i'm crazy, crazy to have missed a wicked cross season. it better be worth it.


update, brand new news.

its been a little while, but trust me it's been busy as hell. a tone of progress has been made on all fronts. the latest has been the windows, i will fill in the holes regarding all the other development as the week ends.

the windows have arrived about 3:45 pm on Tuesday. the day was cursed with rain, but it held off with the haeavy fall till later that night. it was a mad house of excitement. two massive window frames, tones of glass, a flat bed semi, and a boom lift. the whole thing lasted about 3.5 hours, and the frames were in. the glass went in the following day. it was wild. the windows are amazing.


kitchen, the hub

i found a nice model picture of the kitchen.
i have worked on this with Edita, my sister in-law, and my boss. i work with her and my brother Artur at m-concept. a young design company. we design, import and install beautiful italian kitchen. we had a few different approaches to this floor plan, but that's the winner. it was her idea to conceil the bathroom with the tall cabinets, i think it's brilliant. it should arrive here in winnipeg first week of september.


57 is the magic number

Josh has nailed about 800 nails on the second floor. every hanger has to have all the nail holes filled. wow. the pictured hanger has 57 nails, there is also a different hanger with 77 nails. i hope his wrist is doing OK.

moving downstairs

everything (almost) upstairs is done. we are waiting on windows. there where some changes made in sizing due to stars errors, i think. but the date for installs is august 4th. we need to install four retainer just for my peace of mind. mid-west is doing this for me. i really like dealing with these guys. they are able to fabricate small orders, unless you need laser cutting service or milling.

we have moved down stairs and Graham and Josh have been tearing the back of our house to shreds. they have re-build most of it, and i have to say, it looks great. now you can see the shape of the building. i had a lot of planning to do this weekend. laying out the interior walls, figure out the stairs, and kitchen/bathroom upstairs. it's all done now. we can proceed forward.

i met with my painter. Ash, another young man, with a tones of experience. we will be spaying the upstairs ceiling and the beams this week , and later we'll paint the walls. it's a cleaner approach.

no roof yet?

next week will be very interesting.


more about the roof.

the roof is closed now. Zbyszek and his wonderfully crew of all polish roofers, sealed the roof with a rubber membrane, and monday and tuesday will install the insulation and the top water membrane. i really like this guy very relaxed and man of his ward.

Graham and Josh have installed the solar chimney after finishing the metal decking and acoustic insulation. the chimney was made by Kenny from Midwest Sheet Metal, a family owned business for the last 50 or 60 years. i will be painting it black sometime this coming week.


- first floor framework
- ducktwork
- electrical
- plumbing
- and windows

very exciting.

i'm crying because i'm happy, really.

the roof is up. it looks supper. there is some more work to do on the beam hangers. 57 nails in each beam, and there are many beams. that's a sore wrist forecast. other than the happy moments, i have to deal with some unhappy neighbors. the size and proximity are proving themselves to be a bigger challenge than possibly expected. but what is there to do. it has been in the works for more than a year now, and there is no way of stopping this now. it's like turning a titanic in a sea of jello. but we must go on, there is absolutely no other choice. do i regret having been put in this situation, yes. i never thought that esthetics are such a effecting issue. religion, politics, and race have always been reasons for neighbors to not be 'friendly', or for moving. it's really to bad.