It’s noisy around here

Moffett and Mike, our contractor, in the snow, this morning.
Those are the 40 ft beams behind them.

Renovating in the winter, in New Hampshire, is proving to be a fascinating experience. And a loud one. There are days that I’m happy to leave and go to work!

We’ve finally gotten a couple of snows and some really cold temperatures. That’s a good thing as the Ice Fishing Derby is next month and so far, there’s not enough ice. There are a couple of bobhouses on the lake anyway – I think they’re nuts.

The work guys are here each day, hammering and sawing and making noise. They’re all bundled up in those insulated work clothes. They’ve told us they’re enjoying being at our house because of all the sunlight, when the sun is out.

The plow guy can only plow part of the driveway due to all the stuff at the top of the driveway. He’s done a great job of working around it.

So – some photos!

 Ryan, our electric guy, installing the box for the whole house generator. He had to shut off the power for an hour this afternoon. Resetting clocks, the microwave, the oven, the answering machine is annoying. The generator will do a “self test” (shuts off regular electric and runs for a few minutes) on a regular schedule and so, we’ll get better at the “resetting.” My computer is on a battery back-up so hopefully, that won’t be an issue.

The guys removing some of the siding for the screen porch floor.


The view

Moffett loading buckets in the truck to pick up more sand (for the snow/ice) at the dump .

All 183 (so far…) photos are on Picasa if you’re interested.

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7 Responses to It’s noisy around here

  1. Meg says:

    You’re a saint! Can agree on the going to work part, there are days I’m glad to leave and spend my day at the airport and not worrying about what’s going on at home!!

  2. Ron Gheen says:

    Looks like fun! We have yet to have snow.
    Becky & Ron

  3. Now, Colleen, do tell – why did you guys choose to have this done in winter?

  4. Mike Browher says:

    If we only worked when the weather in NH is fine we would starve to death.

  5. Lynne says:

    Can’t wait to sit out there – some day! – with a nice cuppa hot chocolate.

  6. Kelly Booth says:

    In one respect, I guess snow is easier to work in than rain, but I am with Kathy, why did you decide to do it in the winter! At least you can escape from some of it by going to work. You have beautiful scenery to look at.

  7. Alice says:

    You look like you’ll soon be sittin’ on top o’the world! 🙂

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