Update on Construction

Sunday June 28th

It is now 9 weeks since we broke ground on our house. Rich and Jane have been doing an amazing job, and we are having a hard time keeping up with their pace! The framing is done, including the porch on the west side andP1050377 P1050378 P1050381 P1050380 P1050379 the small balcony on the south side. The septic and leach field are in. The plumbing has been roughed in, all the light switches and outlets are installed. The low e glass casement windows are installed, triple pane on all sides except the south side which is double pane. 12 inches of cellulose has been blown in between the stud walls to give us R-42 value in the walls, and 18 inches of loose cellulose was blow in to the roof to give us R-60 in the roof. The mini-split air source heat pump is installed on the lower level, and the chimney and air supply for the Tulikivi masonry stove and bakeoven on the upper level are done. The stove and bakeoven will not be installed until we are ready to move in. The HERS rater came and did his preliminary blower door test; we passed with flying colors and we will indeed be nice and warm when winter arrives, the house is nice and tight. During this week Rick and Jane finished putting the metal roof on. This weekend the sheet rock was put up and taping and pasting has begun. Paul has been hanging cement board in both bathrooms in preparation for us laying ceramic tile. The Japanese barrel style soaking tub is in place and Rich has build a platform for it.


  1. Very impressive blog.

    Interesting article right on the subject.

    November 3, 2017
  2. Sheri Moore said:

    So, it looks like you all will be inside the new house for this Winter? Nice job!

    October 21, 2015
    • jhadley said:

      Sherri, you must have posted your comment right as i uploaded my last post! Yes, we are in our home in time for the cold weather. On Sunday we had snow flurries:-)

      October 22, 2015
  3. Patrick said:

    Hey- When do we get more updates? Patrick

    July 19, 2015
  4. Sheri Moore said:

    Judy: I am still making Tartine… thanks to you. We also brine lemons… thanks to you all. We miss your family! Not for just the physical food, but the spiritual as well. God Bless. — Sheri and Bob Moore

    July 14, 2015
  5. her said:

    Wow! What progress. We are happy for your family and miss you. We need goats for our ivy. You left too soon. Let’s talk soon. Helen

    July 2, 2015
  6. Alicia said:

    How exciting!! Love reading your blog Judy – great progress!!!

    June 29, 2015

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