Saturday, June 27, 2009

Floor Polishing 1

Well, Rob got the first grinding of the concrete floor done. We knew some of the aluminum filings would pull out and leave holes during this process. But a lot more came out than we'd hoped. So instead of being able to do this with 2 grinds, we'll end up with 4.

Here is a close up of the floor after grind 1 using 60 grit grinding blocks. All the trowel marks, etc. are ground out, the floor is very flat.


















And here is Rob appling a mix of cement dyed black with some black sand blasting sand mixed in. It's basically a grout that will fill in the holes left by the aluminum pulling out. Once it's dried we'll grind it down again and take off all the excess.


















Then once that's all smooth, Rob is going to apply some additional grout, in blues & greens, and grind it again. Then it will get densified, and polished with the 120 grit blocks. So with a bit of luck he'll have the floors done around Wed. I can't wait to see how the turn out.

Here I am, waiting :-)

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wind & Ice

We've had wind & freezing fog for days. Mother Nature is starting to push the ice around. I got this video taken out at Oooguruk Island on Tuesday. The wind is pushing the sea ice on shore. It really moves fast, doesn't it.
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Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Concrete Floor Polisher

Well, dad is taking the concrete floor polisher down to Homer for me today. Rob should finish painting today, and be able to start on the floor tomorrow. I'm really anxious to get home this coming weekend and see what it looks like.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Kitchen Faucet

Talk about leaving things for the last minute. But I've finally orded the kitchen faucet. Waaayyyy too many hours have been spent looking at faucets, that's for sure.


















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Friday, June 12, 2009

House Pics from Thursday, June 11th

Here are a couple of pics I took on my way out of town. The drywall guys are making a lot of progress. So the house should be painted when I get home in a couple of weeks.


















Also, the EPDM was installed on Monday, and Paul is getting the metal on the sloped part of the roof. All the roof trim work etc. should be done early next week. So then we can hook up the gutters and start collecting some water :-)

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Some Progress.

We've had a few more delays the past couple of weeks, but things should start to move faster the next couple of days. I'm still hoping a lot can be done the next 3 or 4 weeks.

Some of the taping has been done, and Rob plans to start in there full time tomorrow.


















And this afternoon the roofers arrived!


















Plus the kitchen and bathroom cabinets are shipping tomorrow, they should show up late next week.

Wish me luck....