There hasn’t been much activity at the site this week.  It’s been cold and EXTREMELY windy.  Until today.  It’s a balmy 45 degrees today and expected to stay that way for about a week.  I hear they’ve been working today, but I wanted to get a post up before the weekend – so not much new to see in this post.

We’re working to get our current house listed.  Yeesh.  How did we accumulate so much crap?  I’m packing up boxes and boxes to donate, put in storage, or just flat out pitch.  And I haven’t even made it to the basement yet.  If you know someone who might be looking for a nice litte house in our area – send them my way!

Josh and I met with our builder on Wednesday to discuss insulation.  We’re looking at a few options.  I am heart set on doing 1″ – 2″ of spray-in foam insulation to seal up all the holes, and then cover it with the 19″ standard insulation.  We’ll save a bit of money putting the batt in ourselves.  How hard can it be?  There are a couple different options on types of foam and installers, so right now we’re getting a bunch of bids to see what direction we want to go.  (I’d love to do the whole 2×6 stud wall full of foam, but holy budget batman.  Have you seen how much those guys charge?)

They framers started some sheeting earlier this week.

viewBut aparently I didn’t take any good pictures of it.  This is the view standing in our living room.  The sheeting just makes me wish they’d hurry the heck up!

Oh yeah – we’ve also finally decided on the siding color.  We’re going with the Iron Grey Hardi Plank with Arctic White trim.  We talked to the local vendor and there is only one other house in the Hills that has used this color combo.  So last Saturday we drove by to see what it looked like.  We were instantly sold on it.  *Marks one more decision off the list.*

It’s this one:

irongray(IRL it’s a bit darker of a gray however)

That’s about all I’ve got for this week.  We’ve spent a lot of time on the current house and not much on the new one.  Josh and I are both heading out on business trips next week, so while we’re hoping a lot will happen…we’re going to miss it.  We did hear the guys may be working tomorrow.  If so, I’ll try to get a post up Monday.  Maybe we’ll have some 2nd story walls!

Have a great weekend everyone.  If you’re in the area of freezing temps – Ha! Now you know how we felt!  I’m sending warm thoughts your way though!