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    Moving In!

    Well Friday we moved into our new addition. Patty was at school teaching and so I just went ahead and moved all the furniture into our new rooms as kind of a surprise. I figured the weekend would also be a good time to see how Alyson likes her new bedroom.

    Just as a refresher here, I started in the first of May building this new addition. Its not merely a room, but literally doubled the size of our old house. That was 24 by 40 feet, while this addition is 28 by 40 feet. Together that now gives us 2100 square feet, 2 full bath rooms, 4 bedrooms (12 x 16 feet apiece), a dedicated laundry room and some big closets. For example, the kids closets are 6 x 8 feet, while the master closet is a whopping 12 by 8 feet.

    With the old part of the house, we still have a 24 x 12 kitchen, a 16 x 24 living room, a 12 x 8 full bathroom and now the old bedroom will be a 12 x 16 playroom for Alyson. The addition has five major rooms. Three bedrooms (12 x 16), a bathroom 12 x 10 feet, and a laundry room at 12 x 10 feet.

    Overall the build went pretty good. It took me longer to do then I thought by about a month, but working by myself and only on weekends, I was able to complete the addition, reside the entire house with cedar shingles, and did all that from May until December. Amazingly I kept the project right at the budget of 45,000 dollars. Not to bad considering the scope of the project. Here are some pictures...

    This is what we started with..


    A picture taken several months later from the same spot:






















    For more detailed pictures, and pictures taken before, during and after the build, feel free to take this link.

    http://www.railroadmachinist.com/Per...ddition-1.html
    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    Quite a project Travis! I wish I would come in on budget on any of my projects! So does my wife wish also!

    Nicely done sir!
    Ken
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    Well done, Travis. And just in the nick of time it looks like.

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    In budget???What's that????
    Great job, Travis!! Makes me sick to say it took me 3 years to rehab the shop building and enclose the patio on it. And I still don't have all the interior walls and ceilings done in the enclosed patio!!! Jim.
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    Fantastic Job Travis, I hope the girls are thrilled with the new space!
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    Congrats on getting it done, Travis. Looks real good, too. I think an addition like that would take me a lot longer than it did you.
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    Travis,
    Great job. Congratulations. That's quite an accomplishment, in a lot of ways. Now what - a couple of months recouperating? I hear lots of shop time is very therapeutic.
    paulh

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    Oh, and Travis, there aren't nearly enough snowmobile tracks in the snowy pictures. You really ought to do something about that.
    Paul Hubbman.

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    I'm working on it Paul!! I got 250 miles so far, not bad since its not even winter yet.

    What a crazy winter it has been too, normally we say "it always warms up to snow", meaning generally the temps get warm and the snow comes because of the cloud action and whatnot keeping in the heat of the earth. Anyway this year its been cold. Today it was 7 and tomorrow morning its supposed to be -10 and that is F and not C either!

    As for my next project, I am glad you asked because I might need your Architectural help on it. I want to build a Victorian painted lady...but with a twist. True to my modeling woodworking side, I want it to be a doll house for Alyson. This house is located a few miles from me and was built by a sea captain in the late 1800's.I was thinking of building Alyson a doll house with this exterior configuration. Inside the house is a mess architecturally. It's been upgraded, but not by anyone who knew anything about painted ladies. I might need some help getting the architectural details right. (shingles, trim, crown molding, freezes, etc)Of course building them on a 1"=1' scale might be a challenge for me.

    http://www.newenglandmoves.com/viewD...ype=&cid=33147

    I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"

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    The house looks great Travis. Glad to see you finally got it finished! The doll house sounds ambitious. Keep us posted on how it goes!

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