After a solid week of rain, we finally see some sun. Thankfully the crew has been inside this week. Over 5″ of rain in the area has caused some real damage. The creek at the bottom of the property is running like a river.
The highway to our home from Black Mountain has been closed due to a mudslide. The 12 minute ride to town is now a 45 minute detour. But thankfully the road to the house built by Mike and Stacy Ogle has held up like a champ. A testament to Stacy’s skill in road building.
Despite these complications, the work has progressed. Upstairs the interior has been stained. Quite a job to cover all of the windows, hardware, kitchen and all while the stain is sprayed. The cleanup is time consuming also, but now that it’s done the wood has a beautiful sheen. The flooring in the loft has been installed, and now the hardwood flooring on the main floor is next. Last week the solid Hickory flooring was delivered and has been acclimating to the moisture conditions. We are installing Hickory #2 – this is the Hickory that is considered seconds, but for us it’s our first choice. This wood will have more character – the prime Hickory is picked for its constancy and whiteness, but we prefer the rustic look of the rejects.
Here is a quick walk-thru of the progress that has been made in the past week: