Well we got to spend 3 lovely weeks up on the hill
I had plans before we went and a pile of HD gift cards from my credit card points.
Work I completed while we were there was.
Downstairs deck lined with EPDM membrane -laid treated 2x4's and then the decking all screwed down and finish trimed
deck is 36ft x 10 ft wide
Hung the hammocks we brought from Colombia - they make a dull deck bright !
Modified the kitchen rear wall to make room for a shower position change the window was too low to make it a shower cubicle so the master bed throne now has a valley view !
Positioned and built the kicthen bar framing and one by the stairs
Laid out and started wiring a sub panel for all the upstairs circuits
but did not get finished on this trip- wife needs to choose lighting and then I can finish the lighting runs.
Mounted the sub panel and brought in all the feeds - surprising how they add up....in comparison to a UK 240V system in a looped configuration.
We came up with a plan to make the front entrance wall more interesting as with the plan changes we could'nt fit the original planned windows.
So we will build two rustic sets of shutters where the orginal windows were going to be
and under the upper "barn roof cover" we'll be getting a rusty steel family crest built..
something along the lines of this one- without the flowers !
Water jet cut- then rusted with salt water and then sealed- maybe even back light it to make it stand out ..
Plumbing- had a good friend start roughing in the system - paid in beer and gas money
The vents were the main issue and trying to hide everything with the open ceilings it made things interesting.
We put the decks to good usage- so the wiring did not get finished !
Air furnace heating was priced up by one chap- but am awaiting two more quotes- we are going with air- for the instant heat and no water to freeze while the house is empty.
The down pipe will be inside a cupboard- toilet -sink and shower all tied in
lower deck hangout
upper deck sun bathing
marmot has moved into the woodpile
sub panel installed over 2" of foam- idea with this is to be able to split the house -maybe down the road for rental and save on running so many wires down to the lower section of the house
kitchen bar framing and electrical