Oh yeah, we have a blog! Our poor, neglected blog. Thanks for still reading this stuff! It’s time to get updated on the house. Andrew just saw some of the photos below and said, “I miss when our house was like that.” It is funny to look back and see the “guts” of the house that are now hidden from sight. I’m not sure I miss it, but the kids did have a lot of fun running around and in between the walls.
After the house got enclosed, the electrical, plumbing and HVAC (heating, venting and air conditioning) could all get started. We eventually took pictures of every wall so we can have some reference for where stuff is located in the future, but I’ll spare you all those pictures. (I should probably look through them soon and label them, or we will totally forget what they are anyway.) It is quite interesting to know what is behind your walls! So many things are needed to get it to all fit in and work right.
May I introduce you to our furnace:Then, the furnace started growing appendages, sprawling to the far ends of the house.Some runs go up and some go down, but most of the spaces between the floor joists got filled.Ben and a couple friends did all the cable and internet wiring. They spent many hours out there on evenings and weekends. We are thankful for knowledgeable friends who give of their time. It takes a village. The kids got in some reading time one night while Dad worked. It is a little chilly without heat. 😉Gas lines:Plumbing and electrical:Our septic system went in, too.A new game they invented called “Roley Poley,” where they kicked PVC pieces down the stairs.The bottom of the stairs were blocked off to keep the worker’s portable heater from heating the entire house.Electical boxes: (Are you bored yet?)Some areas get pretty crowded, such as the mudroom/laundry room: And the stuff in the attic space is crazy!And, yes, the vent pipes and drain pipes work well for telephone! I conclude this tour of our homes insides with our furnace, water heater and water lines. Although, they are not behind drywall, so you can come view them at your leisure.