Sunday, May 27, 2012

Framing Continues...5/27 pics

Framing began as scheduled.  The house a couple of doors down is now under roof.  We should be there by midweek.

The view from the walk-up

Straight ahead will be the theater room

This thing cant wait for its new home :-)

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wood has arrived

Right on schedule our lumber was delivered today  The slab has been laid.  I rolled by the lot at lunch just as the final stack of lumber had been loaded off the truck.  Our framing is set to begin tomorrow.  There was a crew preparing to start framing the house two doors down, well when we came by this evening this was the progress:

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

House Number and Rough-in In

Swung by today and noticed that they placed our house number on our black sheeting.  Our house number is 1802 which is odd.  There is one house to our left and no houses left of that for a long distance on the street.  The numbering is bond to confuse visitors for years to come.  The houses at the top of the street ascend in the 1900s.  Then all of a sudden about halfway down the street it changes to 1800 - odd numbers.  The house to our right is 1801 and to its right 1803, and then we are 1802.  I assume that the house on our left will be 1800.

Nonetheless our rough-in plumbing is in and we were able to get our sump pump located under our stairwell, so we can get the full use of one of our utility rooms in the basement; which will be our exercise room.

Lumber is set to be delivered next Friday.


Thursday, May 10, 2012

Footings in place

Boy do I like the sign of progress.  The footing was poured today.  We took the opportunity to write a few scriptures into the footing before the concrete sets.  We also met another neighbor whose home is about a week or so ahead of us.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

We have a hole in the ground!!!

Finally...finally...finally this process has begun!  The rain held off and we finally have our very own hole in the ground.  We are supposed to have our schedule by Friday.

This is the view from front/left of the lot

From the back of the lot

The girls are standing where our deck will be

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tomorrow it all begins...finally!!

So the bulldozer from last week was not sitting on our lot because it was about to be put to use.  It actually broke!  Oh well, it provide us with a little bit of excitement for a day.  Nevertheless, I received a call from our PM today stating that ground breaking is set to occur tomorrow.  Though there are thunderstorms scheduled for tomorrow, clear skies are on tap for Thursday.  
This one better be ready to go come tomorrow morning! :-)