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January 18, 2007

Main level exterior walls are up!

Every day, it seems that all I can say is "Wow!"  I'm generally more articulate than that, but "Wow!" is all I can manage.

It turns out that they can't do the ledge wall in the great room the way I wanted it.  There's some piddly concern about about the headers that hold up the second floor.  Since I do want the house to remain standing, the wall is is going to have to go all the way to 9' (ceiling height) right there.  What we're going to do is open up a shelf in the wall itself so that it still has the open "feel" to it.  Stan is a bit skeptical, but I think it'll work well and look great.

I'm not sure that the windows in the great room are the right width (or rather, the changed right width :-).  I talked to Tammy today and she made a phone call to follow-up on it. 

I'm totally obsessing about decisions right now!  Since Tammy is taking care of the window issue, I can save my agonizing for appliances and kitchen layout.

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Left to right: great room window, fireplace, great room window.  These are the windows that I think are the original size rather than the updated size. The guys are standing in the breakfast nook. This shows the wall that is going to have to be 9' after all.  We'll have them open up from the door frame height up to the header.
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My corner pantry! From the kitchen facing towards the breakfast nook and great room.   I don't know why there's a half-wall here--that will end up being cabinets facing both directions.  
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