Home Design + Decor

Lucas Family Home Update: Sheeting and more

June 30, 2016

I took a little hiatus from updating on the blog because…well, life. Something’s got to give. I need to be a better planner when it comes to this whole blog thing, but I’m not quite there yet. Bear with me, please.

We’ve had a lot of progress on the home front in the past two weeks since my last post on the framing. We have sheeting now. The plywood sheeting material stabilizes the house so it doesn’t collapse from the wind. That’s about my level of expertise on that subject.

With a custom house, you have to be flexible and willing to roll with changes that come your way. There have been some changes due to engineering vs. architectural plan differences. Therefore, we had to alter the roof line a tad.

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Then, the eaves, soffits and roof sheeting were completed. Soffits are the material forming a ceiling from the top of an exterior house wall to the outer edge of the roof, i.e., bridging the gap between a home’s siding and the roofline, otherwise known as the eaves. (thanks, Wikipedia.)

We are now ready for windows, doors, siding and shingles, which should come in the next week. It’s starting to look like a real house!

Behind the scenes, we’ve finalized plans for  light fixtures and electricity since that will be installed next. I may have bought a light fixture already because I came across a sale online for one I really liked. Online shopping is the best. 🙂 We also had to make a decision on a range and purchased that as well. We’re starting to acquire a lot of stuff. And, we really need to plan for our move out of our current house and purge. Details, details.

I’m aiming to make a schedule over the weekend to get a little organized when it comes to our current home because we’ve just been going a mile a minute and haven’t been purging and organizing as much as we should. Maybe if I tackle a little per week it won’t feel so overwhelming, right? Things are a little overwhelming right now, especially with a 23 month old speaking to you and saying things  but you have no idea what he means, then he gets frustrated because you don’t know what he’s saying.  But, the constant “mama, I wuv yooouu” makes up for it.

More soon,




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  • Reply MB June 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

    I will help you organize a moving sale!! 🙂

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