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Author Topic: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"  (Read 10480 times)

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #200 on: October 04, 2019, 09:54:26 AM »
Looking great Jon! 

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #201 on: October 09, 2019, 08:27:43 AM »
As it all goes up and you get to help is such a great experience!
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #202 on: October 14, 2019, 12:04:00 PM »
Outstanding.

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« Reply #203 on: October 15, 2019, 01:06:26 PM »
She's buttoned up for the winter. I didn't get to do much on this part. Had to get back to work and start saving up for the next part.

 

soooo what is next?
well for one thing I really need to figure out the layout inside.
Right now I know for sure where the foyer and stairs go.
I have a good idea of the bedrooms layout.
I know where the kitchen goes but not its layout.
In there somewhere needs to be a full bath, laundry room, dining room and living room. I need to figure out window and door placement. Then we can think about plumbing and electrical.

But right now it's a big hunting blind.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #204 on: October 15, 2019, 01:28:16 PM »
Will the master bedroom be on the bottom floor? Think knees as we age..
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #205 on: October 15, 2019, 01:34:32 PM »
I am impressed! The Tyvec is installed right side up!

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« Reply #206 on: October 15, 2019, 02:00:39 PM »
Nice deer blind!  I would have gone with the camo tyvek, personally.  :D :D :D :D

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #207 on: October 15, 2019, 02:13:10 PM »
looks great.  if you have any 2x4 scraps, lay out a floor plan, and tweak based on what your COO thinks, assuming you have one!!! ;) :) :D
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #208 on: October 16, 2019, 07:23:45 AM »
Bill,
There will be a master bed/bath in the loft and 2 more bedrooms on the main level. The plan is to occupy the loft as long as the knees allow.

Mike,
My builder has an eye for detail. ;D

Dr,
I plan on laying out using survey tape and push pins.

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« Reply #209 on: October 16, 2019, 07:56:22 AM »
Looks great some nice work on the frame
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« Reply #210 on: October 16, 2019, 10:57:21 AM »
I don't think I have said this in this thread,but have on others.  ;D Three foot door everywheres. Easier to move furnature and easier to get a wheel chair into each room. A high toilet too and make sure the bathroom is big enough to get a wheel chair in too. We have a walk in shower too.We don't even have any high cupboards and only one low cupboard,that section only came with a cutting board. Brenda had a home before we got together. I got tired of putting things back into the lower cupboards at her house. This place we have all draws. Pull it out and can get at what she wants and take care of it too. A walk in pantry is a must too,with lots of shelves. Our home has been tried out a few times with her in a wheel chair too.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #211 on: March 09, 2020, 12:31:12 PM »
Well it really felt like spring this weekend in Connors Hollow.
I used my brothers Cat 941 to skid a couple of logs that I'll mill into posts for my garage doors.

 
A couple of nice red oak logs 11' long that I'll square down to 6x16 posts.

It was truly a beautiful day to be out in the woods.

 

In mid April we will get back to some serious work. Were going to put decking around the house and put the metal on the roof.

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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #212 on: March 10, 2020, 09:15:40 PM »
Adios, until next time.

PS. I don't want to read of a dozer fire on the build site. ;)
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« Reply #213 on: March 11, 2020, 06:41:30 AM »
Good luck with the spring and summer plans.
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Re: Building my Retirement Home or "My First 5 Year Plan"
« Reply #214 on: March 11, 2020, 07:23:15 AM »
It really is good to see your progress, it keeps me optimistic, especially during the day while tied up with that work thing.  Yes maybe I can accomplish what I want.

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« Reply #215 on: March 11, 2020, 01:52:31 PM »
Yes, my job is really interfering with my retirement too!  :D :D :D
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« Reply #216 on: April 09, 2020, 06:21:24 AM »
Tomorrow I pack up my skid steer and various tools and head for the hills!
In these weard times it's great to be able to get away and into the woods.
I honestly was afraid the state lines would be closed before I could get there.

Were going to be a 4 man crew. My general contractor and his helper, My brother Chris and myself. I had originally planned on 6 people but every one is afraid of the virus. To tell you the truth I am too and I'm glad to be getting out of the DC area.

Our plan is to build 10' decking all around, giving us a platform to build 12' 4x12 pitch roofing all around.

Exciting times in these strange days.
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« Reply #217 on: April 09, 2020, 11:04:27 AM »
Take care up there and stay well.
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« Reply #218 on: May 20, 2020, 06:49:55 AM »
 

 

Man am I happy with our progress! I spent 2 weeks in the middle of April and have been going back up Thursdays through Sundays since. My local guys are true craftsmen.

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« Reply #219 on: May 20, 2020, 06:59:27 AM »
Looks really nice 👍 👍👍


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