Original view before pine beetle infestation
After pine beetle infestation around 2006
Clearing lot for tree removal
Lot after tree removal
Logs removed from lot
Guy on the left ran the tree removal service. He was subsequently killed by a falling tree while helping someone fix their car, not related to actually felling trees.
Subsequent cleanup after another year of pine beetles.
Finally got a picture of the girls in a field of flowers. They are sitting in the kitchen.
Our first bathroom.
Requisite wildlife picture. Moose in the pond behind the cabin we rented.
Guy on the right is our builder/GC
View from future deck
Pile of stumps
The dig with laser alignment system
Finished excavation with sewer clean outs and forms for foundation walls.
Logix block insulated concrete forms. Very efficient insulated foundation walls and easy to install.
Concrete pumper for foundation
Logix blocks filled with concrete.
Good idea of how deep the sewer has to be due to the cold. The tie in was at 15' below grade.
Added floor joist
Front wall, pedestals are for the front porch
Front and rear walls
Framing the garage.
Added partical board
Prepping for power
First floor rear view
Interior framing first floor.
Fighting the monsoons
Setting the porch beam
Setting the main beam
Easing into place!
Roof rafters installed
Back side of house, 2nd story bedrooms
Back side of garage
Getting the roof on.
Added snow break (cricket) over garage entrance
Rocks pulled from foundation and trenches
House secured and siding started
Start of a new day
Water heater closet
Upstairs attic area
Upstairs Bedroom 1
Upstairs Bedroom 2
Guest bath upstairs
Master Bath down
Siding the rear
Garage with framed utility room
Rick and Donna hard at it with supervision
Rear wall finished
Side and rear view
Mother moose and 2 yearlings
View of Shadow Mountain Lake
Winter Park Ski Area in the distance
Added front porch and stained siding
Stained back siding
Family room getting ready for texturing
Deck in process
Shingles on, just a few more days to finish the exterior.
Inaugurating the deck!
Couple fishing on Columbine Lake, private lake in our community. Aspens in the background.
Susan Komen Race for the cure. Racers preparing for the 5K.
Locks of love.
Karen in the Orange shirt ready to run. Running a 5K at 8,400 ft is a job!
View of Grand Lake and Shadow Mountain
Forest fire about 30 miles south of us. They need rain!
Textured, Painted, and starting the trim. Lights are temporary until fixtures installed.
Added redwood railing.
Outside lighting installed. Waiting on the steps to the deck.
Photos from phone. Remnants of the first snow.
From the deck.
Family room flooring
Master BR carpet
Early December snowfall
From the deck
Stove and cabinets
Kitchen sink area
View from upstairs bedroom
Christmas tree in the middle of main street
Columbine lake community center with indoor pool
Winter view of Columbine lake
Morning view of Grand Lake
This is our Home sitter, measures temperature and any water pooling and sends a call via prepaid cell phone so someone can come and take action. Pretty cool!
January shot after a couple feet of snow over the holidays.
Snowmobiles are the preferred form of transportation
Standing out on Grand Lake
Still a lot of snow but Spring has definately set in.
Front porch swing.
Before shot of living room
Before shot of dining room
with blinds closed
First home cooked meal.
Living room cleaned up
Opposite view of L-R
Girls room staged
Girls room finished
Another view with indoor/ outdoor thermometer
Finished dining area
Another view of dining area
Garage area before
Young bull moose coming to visit
Hummingbird feeders and new lilac bushes.
New blue spruce
Gift from A2
Karen and the grands
Karen and Fred fishing
Grand Lake Nordic Center
Getting ready for snowmobiling
Decorating our Spruce tree
New house numbers
Mom and baby deer cooling off under the deck
Time to go!
Fire pit rocks and landscaping stones
New Fire Pit
Snowshoeing on Columbine Lake
Snowmobiling in the National Forest
View of the Continental Divide from 12,000'
Stripping an Aspen