Spent Saturday enjoying this.
I worked through the end of the day Wednesday before I had to come home, and I was able to just about finish the rest of the cedar on the outside of the house. I was originally going to put cement board in between the sliders and the clerestory windows on the front of the house, but John at Res4 recommended that we stay away from cement board in spots with such tight tolerances, and I'm glad he did. Cedar was much cheaper, much easier to work with, and looks great. Before:
I hung all the drywall on the walls; I'll head back out to the house on Wednesday and work on getting the rest up on the ceiling. Scheduled to be out at the house on Friday are the stone guys, who are going to cut the faucet holes in the countertops that didn't get done in the factory, and the propane company will come out to convert the oven rangetop from natural gas to propane. Then we are really getting close to being ready to go. I have to bang out the bathroom downstairs, and then we are just talking about finish electric and getting the treads down on the stairs, painting, woodburning stove installation...who am I kidding. Still a lot to do. But we're getting there.