Holliston LEED House

This is the story of a family who built the first LEED "green" house in Holliston, Massachusetts. We were trying to spend no more than it would take to build an ordinary house,and maybe even succeeded. The dust is still settling.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Week in Review

It's Mother's Day, and things have settled down for this moment; here's what occurred this week.
Lloyd: Got back from vacation and managed us all, hopefully feeling refreshed
Chris Dowling: Completed nearly all the extension jambs and sills for the windows and doors, changed the kitchen island configuration to allow refrigerator clearance on the stair side, built and/or altered a few spaces to allow shelving, toyed with using a salvage bannister for the stairway, started the tub surround and generally kept moving 24/7.
Claudia Dowling: Brought up the 1950s Chambers stove she found in Staten Island (thanks, Ted)
Electric: Erickson's team showed up and got ready to run cable from the telephone pole to the house on Monday, will then tear through the house wiring.
Ductwork: Completed, tied into the furnace
Richardson Wells: Started with final water lines in cellar, had to fly away for a water emergency
Sam Savage and Paul Cook: Got most of the South and West sides of the house shingled.
John Larter: Backhoed the utility trenches closed and graded around three sides of the house; will start septic tomorrow.
Erin: Stripped down the french doors and put a coat of lead binding paint on them between clouds of sawdust, painted duct sealer on the cellar seams of the ductwork
Luna: Was mad because she wasn't invited to the site as she barks at the backhoe in an annoying fashion
Flip: Earned the money to pay for it all

As you can see, a productive week. More this week; we'll see how we do


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