So, between my general delinquency at posting here this year, and the server crash a few weeks ago, it looks like i seriously owe you all an update on the house remodel project.

so we bought that place?
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and we gutted it?
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and early this year, we hired general contractor Bryan Jabaay to come do the remodel for us. He, in turn, has pulled in assistance from a number of directions, most notably Cadmon Whittey at Paja Construction, who did the strawbale wrap.

we’ve got a lot of great things going on with the place. and we’re getting pretty close to being done with it.

This includes:

radiant heating/cooling system (i somehow did not get a shot of the sub-floor piping. so here’s the manifold.)
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awesome strawbale wrap around the exterior (strawbale has an insulative value of about R-45-50, compared to the average house’s R-19 walls. this place is *cozy.*)
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wood flooring over the slab
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niches in the old adobe great-room
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gorgeous big windowsills brought to you by strawbale walls
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new roofing (i apparently did not get a photograph while i was up there; it looks just like a new vinyl roof. you’ll have to imagine it.)

and Jenny and I are working on a penny-tile floor in the small bathroom. she said, this is what comes of choosing your home improvement projects off of Pinterest. isn’t it pretty? i’ll probably do a real post on that project as soon as i can get around to it. but here’s a teaser:
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this has been taking huge rafts of our time and energy all year. we’re getting very excited to see it complete! we’ll probably be moving in over September/October.