Step 1 & 2 of shower….not pretty YET :)

The first 2  and most important steps of building our shower are done! After framing came the work.  Green board for the shower walls then We covered the shower floor with roofing paper taking it up the walls a couple feet, using spray adhesive. Then a layer of 6m plastic also going a couple feet up the walls also. The concrete was not fast setting so it could be built to slope just right in all directions to the drain. Thanks to our friend who does concrete for his help. Now that was a long process to get that concrete just right. I have to say it is a good thing we had help with it. It did take a couple of days to fully dry but it looks great and drains perfectly. Next we cut the shelves out and lined them with green board. Wrapped the rest of the walls in roofing paper using spray adhesive and taking it down over the paper that came up under the concrete and did the same with the 6m plastic. Now wrapping the shelves took the longest, they were harder than wrapping odd shaped Christmas presents lol. We built the last wall with green board and pulling all the roofing paper and plastic up the wall that was left coming out from under the concrete just for that wall.  Knobs and shower head are in place. I did throw a cheap shower curtain up until we get the entry ledge done and to see if the water is going to splash out. We have about 6 inches of roofing paper and plastic coming out under the concrete at the shower entry that we are going to la our flooring over just for extra protection.    Now we are ready to make it pretty 🙂 I cant tell you how great it was to try it out!!!! No more RV showers!!!!  Only 1 more shower to build lol!!!

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green broad
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roof paper
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6m plastic
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concrete
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slanting to drain
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cutting out for shelves
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wrapped shower in roof paper
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last wall built
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our little helper (the other 2 were sleeping) 🙂
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wrapped in 6m plastic

Moved in to stretch out while finishing our house

Out of the RV!!!!!  We are finally staying in our house! I cant tell you how good it feels!   We still have plenty to finish up (obviously) but we are far enough along that we could move our beds and couch in and relax for a sec. 🙂 Lights are in.. (who knew it would be so hard to decide exactly where to put them. We did go all LED. Furnace is hooked up (finally) Got our fridge and stove in, and got our washer and dryer home. set up a utility sink until we get our Island and cabinets built, then we will just move it to the mudroom. I have decide what kind of ceiling do we want…what kind of flooring. Thanks to our nephew we got a couple of carpet pieces to throw down until we are ready for the flooring. We have the minable in here right now .. easier clean up during remaining construction and less to have to cover lol…and oooh the showers!! But we are so excited to be this far! Not to mention only a few more RV showers until we have one shower ready:))

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living room
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temporary living room setup

 

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oh yea!!!!
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not sure which one is happier with their temporary bed lol

Yes that is my pantry!

Our house is starting to look like a home with more walls going up.  The rooms sure look different with walls instead of spray paint mapping them out 😊.  Looks awesome if I can say so myself. We got our toilet and vanity for the first bathroom, we are going to build both showers. We are trying to decide what we want for the ceiling so that is on hold. Lots of decisions to make. Sequoia decided he wants a phone booth for his bedroom door… We will see how that turns out🙃😂! Our walk in pantry is huge! I love it.

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Sequoias room
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Closet going up in Sequoias room
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Our huge pantry to the right
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Entryway to kitchen

 

Is it spray foam or did the Stay Puff marsh mellow man explode?!? :))

The time finally arrived!!! It seemed like it took forever to get to this point! We now have a Foam house or a very long igloo 🙂  We are fully insulted with closed cell spray foam.  Floors where done and now after a day and a half of spraying walls and ceiling done. This we did hire in, it was a nice break, to check on how it was going, instead of doing it ourselves. Its crazy how hard this stuff is.  Very energy efficient !  Now back to work ..we can put our vents in and hook up the heating system to give it the true test!!! We need to finish the flooring around the edges, we waited so they could spray all the way down. Walls will be coming soon 🙂  May have to move our mattress in pretty quick lol

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how its done
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this will be our bedroom.. well part of it
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looking through th kitchen into mudroom/ Sequoias room left side/ end
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looking the other way through kitchen towards bathrooms/ livingroom on right
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check this stuff out!!!
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mudroom/ cant forget the doggy door
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the crew to call

Learning all trades

The roof is on!! Now Lets hope it doesn’t leak!  Don’t call me for your roofing job! Trying not to slide off and tear the tar paper was not a easy task lol. I got the hang of it and didn’t do to bad. With help from Kirk we got it done in no time.

Bring on the ductwork!! That’s the only thing left to do before the spray foam insulation! Then yes the sheetrock! We are so close!  I have great ideas for the inside of our home, but you will have to wait to see them :).

 

 

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a little steeper on this side
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not to bad for my first time
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still have to add the doggy door
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plenty of room in there

Add-on coming together

This is one sturdy mudroom! The roof is up and I will tell you that was not a easy task. As for me Trying to help keep those heavy boards from sliding back off while being pushed up, I was sure I was going to cause more damage than good!! They are up, most of the wall boards are up and most importantly NO Bodies or boards fell to the ground!!

If all goes right our heating/cooling system and ductwork will be delivered today!

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Got to have some fun!!
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Looks good!!
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the loft sure came in handy

 

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tractor bucket sure makes a good lift
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coming together
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side view

e are still at it! Added more support.. this is one sturdy room! I will tell you putting the boards on the roof was not a easy job. Trying to help slide them up without letting go, I was sure I was going to do more damage than good! NO boards or bodies fell to the ground! Whooooooo what a relief!

Yes our Mudroom has a loft

Our Mudroom is coming along!! We are getting close to being able to put the roof and walls up!  Built a loft for storage, which Sequoia thinks he is going to steal for his room. He will think again once the roof is on and he can only stand in one spot lol. We are so anxious to get it done and moved in.  Our RV seems so be getting smaller! lol!

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extra room for storage
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a bit of luck
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storage loft going up

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here come the rafters

2/3rds of the way done

Our kitchen and bathroom windows in. The kitchen windows are in place of having wall cabinets.  Now it is time for our mud/utility room ! Which it really is mud/clay at the moment. Of course there is a brick driveway or patio under the dirt.  We are always finding stuff here, just no jar of money yet!  The last wall is coming down to reframe as a inter wall and entry doorway. Should have the concrete laid this week so we can frame it out. Our front door and a back door that leads to the little girls play area, (we wont forget the puppy door) will be in the mud room. Hopefully they will leave their mud where it belongs…but I kinda doubt it 🙂

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our mudroom in the making
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time to bring the last wall down
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Sequoia showing off for Papa
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new entry..coming out of mudroom. No those steps are not staying lol
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heres our kitchen,pantry, and entry
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We got more windows in

Excuse the mess.. we have been busy :)

We worked all day yesterday… Except during the eclipse 🙂 what better time for a lunch break!  Now we have the back walls up, that is not a easy task. The back door is partly cut out. We are considering making our own door so we can have the style we want that will fit the height of the wall. The windows are in!! It looks great if I can say so myself! We have decided to get the same kind of windows for the front, instead of using what we have. This way we can choose the size we want and mostly they are easier to put in lol. Moving right along 🙂

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Back door cut out….excuse the outdoor potty lol
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Time for walls
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Not as easy as it looks
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Well.. Would you look at that

 

Starting to look like a house again

We have been pretty busy ! The front exterior wall is now up, after adding new boards to the fame. Now for the side and back. We are trying to decide on siding as we go along, Stucco or Vinyl… leaning a bit more towards Stucco. So we had planned in putting a wood stove since the chimney was there and set for one. Then after looking at our floor plan we realized it would end up sitting right smack in the middle of our living room. So instead we took the chimney down. Well Kirk and Sequoia took it down I supervised and worked clean up duty. 😉 All ended well, only 1 smashed finger.  Anyways now the back wall will be as air tight as the rest. Kirk had windows in storage from years ago so lucky us we don’t have to buy any!!  Now  for the hard part of trying to figure out exactly where I want them. To bad its not like hanging a picture, if you don’t like it just move it lol.  The center beam in the house will be replaced to make sure the roof is supported well. As soon as the rest of the exterior walls are up, we will add our little laundry/utility room, new electrical wiring and plumbing. Then comes the heating and cooling system!! The spray foam insulation will then be sprayed into the walls and ceiling. Its coming along…..but so.  is winter!! 😮  With it just being Kirk, Sequoia, my dad and myself… mainly the 3, we are getting it done.

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WOOHOO!! Jackpot!! 94 cents a case at Lowes! Ha we got 15!
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adding to frame
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getting rafters ready for new beam
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getting there
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chimney coming down
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Sequoias version of a chimney sweep
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I think he surprised himself just now!