Our House is “Finished” – Week 39

Well, as you all have probably guessed, we have moved into our house!  Unfortunately, the house wasn’t ready for us, so we have been frantically working on it to make it livable. And, it hasn’t been easy!   This is why we have been off-line for these past four weeks.  The move was absolutely crazy…bordering on chaos.  But, before we get into the big move, let’s get caught up first.

IMG_0735e

This slice of Cristobal wood is going to be hung on the wall above the kitchen bar.  Eddie is preparing the hooks on the backside of the piece.

IMG_0741e

A piece of rebar and a notch make a place for hooks to hold up the wood piece.

IMG_0743e

Eddie uses a template to locate the hooks on the wall.

IMG_0753e

Workers hoist the wood up the scaffolding in preparation to hang it.  The slice of Cristobal is very heavy.

IMG_0760e

IMG_0764e

Success!  Now, down comes the scaffolding.

IMG_1067

The entry gate is taking shape.

IMG_1086e

Manglillo wood is used for the gate.

IMG_0782e

Eddie is installing a water meter.

IMG_0785e

IMG_0771e

Eddie and Marvin are working on the water line from the storage tank to the house.

IMG_0748e

Eddie is installing the water booster pump and filtration system.

IMG_0844e

Rusty the cat is checking on the progress of the pool.

IMG_0851e

The pool is almost ready for water.

IMG_1083e

This is the plumbing for the pool pump and filter.

IMG_0819e

Eddie is installing supports for the big shelf above the bar.  Again, Rusty is supervising to make sure all goes well.

IMG_0822e

IMG_0823e

A big slab of Cenizaro wood makes a beautiful shelf.

IMG_0775e

The carpentry crew are installing the interior wood doors.

So, you have seen that we have been very busy these past few weeks.  Ellen has been cleaning like crazy.  Dust is everywhere!  It’s a never ending battle trying to keep up with it.  The next installment will be about moving day.  Stay tuned!

4 thoughts on “Our House is “Finished” – Week 39

  1. Thank you for sharing you building adventure. The home looks amazing. One day soon we hope to build our own home in Costa Rica and, despite the challenges, I’m finding your experience and outcomes to be very encouraging. Nicely done. 🙂
    Gracias!
    Sue

  2. The house looks great. Cannot wait until it is 100 percent move in ready. You should seriously consider hiring yourselves out as a GC for other like minded people, based on what you’ve learned and would consider doing differently. There must be a decent market for it. So happy for you both.
    Lora and Darren Ackerman

  3. Eddie, I’ve always said you can do anything…and this house certainly proves it! Congratulations on finishing your dream house. I hope you and Ellen are very happy in it for decades! xoxo

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s