First snow :-)

We had our first snow at the house on November 25th, and there is more expected this week so I imagine that it is the beginning of winter for us. The 10 day forecast shows a low of 3 degrees for Friday and we don’t have heat in the house yet. We expect the gas meter installed by the end of the week, and then we can fire up the 50,000 BTU fireplace to get some heat in the house.  With the garage door going in by the end of the week, we should be closed in and warm enough for the cold spell.

Our dog Cooper has been spending the days with us up there since we closed the house in with a wall of OSB over the garage door opening while waiting for the door to arrive and be installed.

The pocket door framing is finally done and the fire suppression system goes in this week. Rough electrical goes in next week. All the wood windows are stained so they are sealed from any warping thanks to L working diligently on them.

Cooper loves looking out all the floor level windows at the deer that come down each evening.

Cooper loves looking out all the floor level windows at the deer that come down each evening.

A little bit of snow...probably melted by day's end.

A little bit of snow…probably melted by day’s end.

View from the great room of the valley enshrouded in fog and the mountains covered in snow.

View from the great room of the valley enshrouded in fog and the mountains covered in snow.

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Progress moving slowly…

Not a lot of exciting things have been happening. Just some mechanical items such as duct work for the HRV system, gas lines, and I finished installing the fascia material so the roof drip edge could be finished up.

I have visitors every few days stopping by to see the house, they just pull right up in the driveway and are very complimentary on the design, and many say they either were “going to buy the lot” or “were going to build one like this”, either way, it’s nice that people appreciate the design.

Just follow the photos and captions to see what’s been happening.

The gas line installers showed up in this truck. I'm not really sure what else to say on this.....

The gas line installers showed up in this truck. I’m not really sure what else to say on this…..

We worked to re-route the trail across the property after finding Utah has a provision to protect land owners from liability where a trail crosses private land. This allows continuity through the trail.

We worked to re-route the trail across the property after finding Utah has a provision to protect land owners from liability where a trail crosses private land. This allows continuity through the trail.

We picked up two kayaks to enjoy the nearby water of the Provo River, Deer Creek, and Jordanelle Reservoir.

We picked up two kayaks to enjoy the nearby water of the Provo River, Deer Creek, and Jordanelle Reservoir.

I installed some lights in the garage to be able to work later since it gets dark so early with daylight saving time.

I installed some lights in the garage to be able to work later since it gets dark so early with daylight saving time.

The UPS driver, amongst many others, feel our Honey Bucket is a public restroom.

The UPS driver, amongst many others, feel our Honey Bucket is a public restroom.

Roofers finishing up the drip edge and gutter. The cement board fascia complete, should not have to be painted ever.

Roofers finishing up the drip edge and gutter. The cement board fascia complete, should not have to be painted ever.

Ducting for the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) system that exchanges stale air for fresh air throughout the house.

Ducting for the HRV (Heat Recovery Ventilator) system that exchanges stale air for fresh air throughout the house.

Address marker on a plate steel bar that will eventually rust and sit about 4 feet out of the ground near the street. The silver numbers should stand out nicely once it rusts.

Address marker on a plate steel bar that will eventually rust and sit about 4 feet out of the ground near the street. The silver numbers should stand out nicely once it rusts.