So we're now cleared to insulate. We started immediately and got four bays of attic insulation installed Saturday afternoon. It's going up quickly and fairly easily.
|R21 in the walls upstairs
|Installing black pipe
|R38 in the ceiling
|Sporting my new super short hair cut
|4 bays done!
|Bugs is so happy
We also hit a couple of salvage places this weekend to look for doors and clawfoot tubs. Didn't find any tubs that were appropriate, but we did find some doors. In fact, we're changing from pocket doors to modified barn door hangers to accommodate the ones we liked. And that brought about today's realization - the fun stuff is finally starting.
Up to now, it's been work. Digging dirt, pouring foundations, building walls, installing plumbing, all the necessary but not necessarily fun things that go into putting up a house. And though we still have work ahead (insulation and drywall to be exact), the enjoyable things - finding salvage or decorative details and fitting them into our new home - are finally right around the corner. That is why you build your own place. So that you can make decisions on incorporating fun or meaningful items right from the get-go. Oh yeah baby, it's on!