Thursday, January 15, 2009


the insulation is finally going in.   Now things should really start moving along.    The crown moulding has been chosen and Neff has taken the kitchen measurements.
We did not get the wind turbines up in time before the ground froze so the base forms are going to stay inside the master suite until spring.
The columns for the verandahs also have to wait until spring. 
The weather has worked against us from the day we received our permit to build.  Our original  target date  to move in was December 2008.   Due to the weather and a few other snags the new completion date is June 2009.
Our house here at the "Farm"  is looking more like a storage warehouse.    I used to have a living room around here somewhere?  I  just can't find it under all the "stuff "       I am starting to feel depressed living amidst of all this disorder.     
I can be messy at times; but I really need to have a place for everything.    I can drive myself crazy  repositioning a pillow or accessory should it be moved from it's exact place.
Now I just have a glass of wine, and try not to flip on my husband too much!
So if you were wondering why I never invite you over any more?   Now you know.  LOL

Monday, January 5, 2009


We had to make some final decisions on appliances so the bids could go out this week.    Some of the appliances are ones I am already using and duplicating in the new house.   Some are completely new to me, and I have to admit that my choices were based on advertisements.
Looking over the list, most people would think I am crazy to need so many washer/dryer locations!
I need them for the convenience of not having to carry laundry all over the house.   I decided this time to go with steam washers and dryers in a few locations and I am excited to try them out.

The kitchen is a top priority since it is one of the most costly rooms in any budget.   We chose Neff Kitchen  of Toronto because of their superb finishes and fittings.     I still have to nail down colour selections for the cabinetry, that surprisingly is the hardest decision.

The kitchen surfaces were an easy decision.    I wanted  something with sparkle and easy to clean.
In the past I have used marble, granite, corian, tile, and formica.    This time I wanted something different.
I decided to go with a mirrored cracked glass on my counters and backsplash for a deep, seamless look.
On the island I chose a man made quartz product with very tiny and subtle particulates of mirror.  This product is not as "in your face" as Silestone or Caesarstone , the flecks of mirror are like sugar crystals.

We are also using this product on the stair treads and as insets in the entrance hall tile pattern.

It is impossible for me to take a good picture of this product.