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    Wow, it is coming along so fantastically! Can't wait to see more progress.
    Thank you so much for sharing!


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    WOW! Thanks for the updates, too! And YAY to solar panels!

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    Awesome! Congrats! Also, I really like photos of construction and deconstruction. There's something about the complex play of lights and shadow in rubble that I really enjoy, along with the order amidst chaos of new construction.

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    But if he showed them, they wouldn't be secret.

    Looking goo TA. When are you hoping to move in?

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    hopefully by Christmas. Thanks for all the well wishes! By the end of the week we should have all the first floor walls done.

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    Wee! Walls are up!
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    This is a great thread cant wait to see more.

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    Thanks all! I've got an artificial tree I bought a couple years back. I may buy another, though, for the studio upstairs. I collect ornaments.

    The best are origami ones. They're fun to make.

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    Oh wow, good luck! My parents built our house too, but they are too lazy to finish it off, there are still pipes and holes and stopgap measures everywhere, and this is 10 years after it was "finished". I am sure you will polish off the insides as nice as the outside though! Hope it all goes according to schedule and you are in for Xmas

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    Hmmm. I had a bit of trouble logging in yesterday, and since then, all my images here have disappeared. Doesn't matter if I use explorer or firefox. Anyone else having the same problem?

    Anyway, here are a couple more updates.
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    All the attachments are down the site is having some issues fyi

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    Some interior walls are up. So here's a question. We're thinking about windows and doors now, and what to choose. There are some slovak companies that would be easy to order from, and have delivered, but I don't really like their styles. Here are some links for anyone curious:

    www.gavaplast.sk
    www.knplask.sk
    www.perito.cz

    My wife likes the Y shaped one, I've attached here. They all look/feel pretty cheap to me. I don't mind plastic windows if they help conserve heat, but I'd like to find a good wooden door. I found a pic from my trip album of Italy. This door is in the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence - and I'd love to have something like this as a front door. My wife hates the idea. She says that's more for a castle than a house. I'm curious if I wanted something like that, where I'd go for it.

    Anyways, suggestions on doors, windows, and furniture are all appreciated.
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    You should play a game of rock paper scissors with your wife to see who gets to choose the front door. Personally I also like the more elaborate old style door you chose.
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    Me too; it looks friendlier.

    You can get double glazed wooden windows - well you can in Britain, but a bit pricey. Wooden frames last just as long as plastic and get better with age. I hate my plastic windows and will change them when I have the funds.

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