Friday, October 26, 2007


We're in the midst of a sunny stretch of weather and all tarps are off while we continue to get the outside prepared for plastering. Also, we have been installing the 6 pair of french doors and the 3 additional exterior doors. Shown here are the pair of doors connecting the courtyard to the living room.

Monday, October 22, 2007

mo power...

2000 watts / hr solar installation. The panels are tied into the existing electrical grid - i.e. no batteries.

Saturday, October 20, 2007

solar h2o panels

A rather boring photo showing our 2 Chromagen hot water panels mounted high on the roof. To the right of the two panels is a rail where the 8 photovoltaic panels will go - assuming it stops raining long enough for anyone to work up there.

...and, the search for a plasterer continues...

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A picture of what's happening beneath all those blue tarps.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

electrical wiring

Working inside while the rain pours down. The electricians have most of their wiring in place and have run it all back to the panel. I'm glad somebody is keeping these things organized.

We've also started putting the up 2" x 2" wire mesh - albeit just little easy pieces so far. This little piece is an interior corner in the laundry room.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Metal roof...

Rain continues. Meanwhile, electricians run wires and install lights, switches and outlets. Jim installs the metal roof. A a mad search is on for a plasterer.