Driveway

On Friday they had poured the outside back part of the loop.

Driveway

Today, they finishing pouring the driveway. It turned out as good as I was hoping it would. We had measured out everything so the monuments to be evenly spaced even though the driveway has an odd shape. I was holding my breath it would be right and it turned out great!

Driveway

This is a shot from further in. They did a good job curving the inside part of the loop once I told them I didn't want the outside edge straight.

Driveway

This is from the house back toward the road.

Priming

The priming is all done. Looks more and more like a house with each thing they do.

Cement Board

The cement board--or Durarock as they call it--is installed. It is the base for the tile in the master bath. The curve there is where they will transition from carpet to tile. They haven't lined the shower yet.

Cement Board

They also have some of the cement board in the guest bath, but its not done.

Duct

The Beast continues to grow. It's tenticles are reaching out into the basement. This is how far they had gotten with the ducts on Friday.

Ducts

Now it reaches around the corner and dips under the steel beam.

Ducts

And it just keeps going. It splits and heads into the crawl space for the nook, sun room and laundry room. The other end heads back toward the great room.

Thermostat

As of Friday the beast was actually working--at least its electrical assist heater was. The geo-loop is still not hooked up.

Hardwood Floor

When I was there Friday evening, the delivery guys showed up and unloaded the hardwood flooring. This only a small pile of it. There is another bigger pile behind me.

Hardwood Floor

I couldn't resist opening a box and getting some out to see what it looked like. Thank goodness it looks just like I expected; didn't need another surprise at this point. The picture makes it look darker and pinker than it really is.

Hardwood Floor

On Monday, as I expected, they went to work getting the floor put in. They got a pretty good section done considering they first had to move all the boses out of the way then spend some time getting their starting line all squared up. You can see the red rosin paper they are putting over it. I actually rolled it back so I could take the picture.

Canopies

The copper canopies are installed. I really wish they would stay this color. You can also see the copper flashing they did for the roof. It looks really great. The flashing was a surprise. I didn't know they were going to do that.

Canopies

Here is a wider shot of both Canopies.

Back Sidewalk

The back--or more correctly side--sidewalk and step have been poured.

Garage Step

The garage step has also been poured. Quite honestly I liked the wide wooden one they had there temporarily but it stuck out too far for a car to park on this side of the garage. Of course we don't plan on parking a car on this side, so I may extend it myself later.