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ArmyofOne last won the day on March 7 2017

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  1. ^Parked in my driveway for the first time today ^Fence is going up
  2. Video of problem I have a CEL and the car is bucking wildly at higher RPMs...the code present in the ECM is P0171 system too lean bank 1. Thoughts?
  3. ^Backyard plans 9/26/17: busy day today! 9/27/17: 9/28/17:
  4. 9/12/17: We have garage doors! French doors are in the study Rough-cut cedar mantle is in place Brick is almost done! Window seats are closed in We have french door entrances to the master bedroom and master bath. 9/19/17: Granite got here early! beautiful natural markings in this granite Big deep single basin undermount stainless sink. Counter space! Don't mind the dirty cabinets, they will clean up. Remember, they are going to have to replace a few doors. Master bath double vanity Shower seat and divider wall between shower and tub. Upstairs double vanity ^Found a few crooked wall sections on the window seat ledges...Foreman has the subcontractors coming back to fix the screw up. They aren't just a little crooked. My wife noticed it from the doorway of every room. 9/21/17: ^Exterior trim is painted! 9/24/17: Ready for driveway and sidewalk pours. Ceramic tile is going down in living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry room and powder bath. Travertine in baths and shower surrounds, as well as bathroom floors upstairs and in master bath.
  5. 9/3/17: we have cabinets! 9/7/17: We are getting bricked! 9/11/17:
  6. ok, ya'll are up to speed now. :P they just put texture on the walls today but I couldn't take pix because we have had so much rain the site is a muddy mess.
  7. 8/3/17: Electrical and HVAC going in! Manuel Labor hard at work :D
  8. 8/1/17 Roof is on! Insulation! Duct work and vent hoods on the box HVAC stuff Our back door. It has the blinds inside the window between the glass panes. Rear garage door is on!
  9. 7/31/17: progress made today! Pex! Firplace is in! Roof going on! Tubs and shower pan are in! More Pex!
  10. 7/28/17: All windows are in! 7/29/17: exterior trim work has begun on our new home. ^Roof soffett vents. Seamless gutters will go on last i think. One of the few areas trimmed in siding on our home. 99% of it will be brick or stone. Looking into the front entry, looking much larger now that its all closed in! Garage all framed in (sorry for blurry pic) Dining room (which we will most likely use as a formal living room, as we dont have a dining room table fancy enough for it yet. Living room storybook window All moisture barrier is up! Master windows on east wall, our bed will go between them. Master bedroom storybook window, overlooking back patio/yard. Frosted bathroom glass is in place! The rest of the master bath. Its yuuuge! :D
  11. 7/27/17: Radiaint barrier roof decking and Legacy Vinyl low-e windows are going in! Street view so far Attic window Media room/BR 4 windows BR 3 window BR 2 window Front study
  12. 7/22/17 Street view They framed my rear garage door! From the front door entry Dining room Kitchen island Window in living room Fireplace Window and seat in living room Master Upstairs bedroom 1 Upstairs bedroom 2 Walk in closet upstars bedroom 2 Upstairs bedroom 3 Stairs Kitchen from living room Pantry
  13. Until I am of senior citizen age (I am 32), this will likely be the last home we buy. So my wife and I are trying to "build for the future", incorporating nearly everything we can think of that we would want, that isn't feasible to add later. Things like stonework on the outside, a pool in the backyard, hot tub, those are all things I can add at a later date relatively easily, and for not much more money (and in some cases less) than it would cost now.However, things like radiant barrier roof decking, radiant barrier tyvek, dual pane low-e, argon windows, HomeTeam Slab and Frame Integrated Termite and Pest Control System, 220v in the garage, a dryer vent on the exterior wall so that I can put a couple of portable AC's in the garage and vent the hot air out, bolts in the garage floor for my 2-post lift, copper piping in the garage walls for my air compressor lines for air tools, solar ready (inverters, wiring and panel mount supports already installed so a solar system would literally be plug&play), wiring and bracing for a ceiling fan on the back porch, adding a back door from the 3rd car garage bay to the backyard, there is even going to be a granite seat in the master shower. These are all things I wanted added because they are things we anticipate needing and in the grand scheme, they cost next to nothing to add, and when you figure later on, they would cost a comparable fortune. We added a double stainless undermount sink in the kitchen instead of the standard single sink. We moved the pantry under the stairs (which ordinarily is walled-in, wasted space) and freed up the space where the pantry would have been in the corner of the kitchen, and put in more cabinets. We also selected hand-scraped hardwood-look ceramic tile, instead of real hardwood because we are dog people, and its going to age better, even if I have to have it regrouted every decade. I even planned ahead and made every downstairs doorway at least 36" wide to accommodate for wheelchair access.If we are going to spend the next 3 decades living here, we want it to be everything we have ever wanted, or could ever want. In the end, the only reason I want to have to leave is either A-someone makes me an offer to buy that I can't refuse, or B-we can't get up the stairs anymore. And with the master being downstairs, the latter is really not as much of a concern except that we would be heating and cooling a large portion of the house that we couldn't even use. But, as they say, cross that bridge when you come to it. It is hopefully a long way off.It is our hope that we can live here for the next 30+ years, raise a family, send our children to the school that's 200 yards down the street.
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