Saturday, March 31, 2012

project dream house week 6 :)

i now seriously think that i am half mad because i'm pushing myself to do both my grad collection and our project dream house at the same time. but then again, i've been yearning for a hectic schedule since i left EK about three years ago. my brain has been idle for too long that it's probably having spasms whenever i try to push it hard, hence the headaches.:) so in between mothering (two boys;)) and researching for my grad collection, i'm spending most of my time looking up home design ideas. well, i actually spend more time researching for home designs than doing my grad collection homework (darn!). i'm pretty sure that by May to July this year, i'll be a zombie (but a happy zombie).:)

tomorrow, mr. grumpy and i will be tile-hunting and fixtures-hunting again. we have to decide on which ones to go for soon. the job's pretty tedious but also very, very, VERY exciting (except for the gastos part...heehee!). :) 

the sixth week of our house construction has been running smoothly despite the heavy rains. summer = rain na daw kasi ang uso ngayon :(. we're just glad that it's not slowing the construction down, in fact they're ahead of schedule. yaaay!:) keeping our fingers tightly crossed that after the Holy week, the weather would be much agreeable (since i need some divisoria trip too! ATE, make your itlog powers work, please!:p).

week 6 progress:

week 6 progress: concrete slab and posts on the second floor

the workers started building the walls on all the bedrooms and bathrooms on the 2nd floor :)

our family room :)

master's bedroom

ayan, happy na ulet :)

when i saw this, i was singing in my head "what's gonna work? teeeaaaam work! we're not too big and we're not too tough but when we work together we've got the right stuff. gooooooo wonder pets!" heehee!:) galing ng team work ng mga kuya and manong!:)

watching the amazing balancing act ng manong. marvin, our contractor said that he provided the workers with harnesses but they refused to use them. nakakailang daw kasi. so he always monitors his workers whenever they pull a stunt like this.

day 2 of our week 6 visit (day 2 for me. mr. grumpy visits the site almost everyday). mr. grumpy was still worried that our pangarap king size bed (take note: PANGARAP) would not fit in the room. or if it does, baka alanganin sa space.

our future bedroom. can't wait!:)

bedroom A: we like our house to have lots of windows para maaliwalas. labanan ng windows ang nangyari.;) we really like it that way. plus, tipid pa sa electric bill. no need to switch the lights on during day time. siguro naman the fire dept won't have any issues with the house sa laki and sa dami ng windows.

staircase!:) glad to know that marvin took note of the "oro, plata, mata" concept. hehe!;)

after talking to our engr., we finally resolved the issue of the" pangarap king size bed not fitting in the master's bedroom" in the most cost-effective way.:) so kasya ang width...

and the length! yaaay!:) now it's a question na lang kung kasya ba si king size sa budget ;)

family room!:) bedroom A walls are up kaya it was much easier for me to appreciate the space.:)

mr. grumpy: i'll turn this into my office. para hindi uminit ulo ko sa 8-hour shift. daming green!:)

bedroom b: smaller than bedroom A but still has decent enough space :)

 healthy sitaw c/o the workers!:) tataba!

see you again next week future home :)

Sunday, March 25, 2012

project dream house week 5

here i am thinking that we don't have to think about tiles and paint color yet pero sa bilis ng progress, i was absolutely wrong. lester and i decided that we should utilize every chance we have and start checking out floor tiles, hardwood/engineered wood, bathroom tiles, countertop,  etc. we both might be very busy towards the end of the construction phase and we don't want to panic and settle for whatever's easily available. as much as possible, we'd like to explore all our options and find materials that are of good quality but not as expensive. we, of course, would like our dream house to really be dreamy. after all, we will probably live there for the rest of our lives but we also don't want to splurge and spend our entire life savings on the house.;)

i'm flooding my post with images of the week 5 progress:

1st visit during week 5. nothing much has changed yet. except that the master's bedroom is now fully visible ;)

the staircase

mr. grumpy wanted to to make sure that there'll be enough space in the bedroom even with a king-sized bed (wishful thinking sa king size. haha!)

 seriously amazed by how fast the weekly progress is :)

second visit  during week 5. march 22 (had to take note of the date). "buhos day"! woke up very early because i wanted to witness the "padugo" but mr. grumpy woke up late so when we got to the site, kaldereta na si sacrificial kambing...:(

that tube thing will pour concrete on the second floor

 uno would've been amazed by these bad boys. but we didn't bring him to the site. but at least he got to see the videos :)

the floor's all set for concrete "buhos day"

kelangan daw basa yung wood so the concrete will be spread out evenly


 got to love pinoys! kahit ang hirap ng trabaho, we still find joy in everything!:)

 they make it seem easy ;)

 good job manongs! you deserve a large bowl of kaldereta!:D

 bedroom 1 floor smoothened out 

everything is done manually. i'm absolutely clueless but i'm in awe.

stairs smoothened out

sipag ni manong! 2 large bowls of kaldereta for him!


the almost-finished-product ;)

now behind the scenes...:)

the sacrificial mr. kambing. soooo sorry! at least you had loads of fresh grass for your last meal :(

 failed to witness and document the padugo part 3. ito na lang naabutan namin. preps for kaldereta na lang. camera shy sina manong :)

while some of the workers were cooking kaldereta and papaitan, these two were preparing for the "buhos". galing lang. pinoys are really resourceful :)

 they made this...:)

 the other side of the construction site :)

mr. grumpy trying to get "kaldereta tips" from engr. fred :D

the cutest electric shuttle ever!:) we don't have tricy inside the subd but we have these babies. very eco-friendly! and the fare's cheap too! only 5php to/from the gate to/from whichever area in the subd. beats the 17php tricy fare i'm currently paying. haha!:)

Saturday, March 17, 2012

project dreamhouse week 4

a month has passed since we started our dreamhouse and we're definitely getting more excited about it as we see the progress each week!:) although not so excited about the gastos...heehee! five to six months from now, we'll finally have the house that we've been dreaming of and praying for. big kisses to you BIG BOSS for making all these possible, all praise and glory to you!:) and a huge and heavy pat on the back and a big tight hug to my oh so hardworking mr. grumpy!:)

week 4 progress:

firewall. view from the neighboring lot.

mr. grumpy wanted to see the second floor kaya nagbuwis buhay talaga. heehee!:)

while the (not so)smart little missy was left behind. i was so smart i wore a dress. naiwan tuloy sa baba ;) by the way, i'm standing on mr. grumpy's future garage :)

our staircase :)

second floor: where our bedrooms and family room will be.:)

bedrooms :)

2nd week 4 visit :) they were working on the master's bedroom :)

front view of the house :)

the dreamy mr. grumpy :)

yes, no safety harnesses, no safety anything. they're even wearing slippers lang. ganun kahirap and kadelikado ang trabaho ng mga manong.
hello future bedroom!:)

the orange thingies are for the electrical wires daw ;)

pang cirque de soleil ang balancing act nina manong!;)

overlooking our future living room

wanted: neighbors!:)
seriously! neighbors???:)
sitaw c/o the workers. good to know that we have fertile soil kasi we're planning to plant okra, malunggay, alugbati, kamote, talong, tanglad, papaya, bayabas, pomelo, herbs and a lot more!:) angkinin ko na kaya mga empty lots meantime? heehee!:)

the happy camper who finally wore pants!:D