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28 January 2006
  Non-Moving Pictures
Didn't take any pictures last week because there wasn't much progress; all the woodwork was in and painted, but the kitchen was still empty and no cabinets in the bathrooms.

This week the water heater is in, there was a crew installing the sodding, and if we peek through the back windows the carpet is in the downstairs rooms and the wood-effect vinyl in the hall, and James saw carpet padding through the front door. But we couldn't get in because whomever was in the house last had locked the deadbolts. The agent has what is supposed to be a master key, but it only opened the front door lock and nothing else. Odd. She's going to call the construction supervisor and see if he has a key that works.

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07 January 2006
  House Update
Window sills and door frames and doors up, and the stairs, and the fireplace mantel. And they've knocked a hole in the wall to put the extractor fan over the stove.

So the pics aren't exactly earth-shaking.

The unpainted mantel and surround:

fireplace with unpainted mantel

Unpainted frames'n'doors:

frames and doors

Real stairs:

real stairs

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01 January 2006
  A Pet Visit
It was warm this afternoon so we took the critters to the house. It was chilly downstairs, so I had to keep Pidgie's carry box wrapped mostly in his cage cover while we were downstairs, but it was nice outside.

Willow seems to love the deck and the fact she can get up on her hind legs and look out the window. We are planning to put her crate next to the dining room window and she usually sits on top of it, so she should be able to look outside to her heart's content. We stood on the deck for a while and watched a red-headed woodpecker tap his way up a big pine tree in the back yard before he flew off.

We also stood on the front porch for a while where Pidgie found his voice and serenaded the neighborhood with a volley of loud chirps.

I was wrong; they have done something in the past two weeks: replaced the part of the ceiling they tore down to put the deck up. Otherwise it looks the same as the last time we took pictures: the electrical and phone connections need to go in, the cabinets and counters and the rest of the kitchen, the woodwork around the doors, the fixtures, etc.

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