Thursday, June 26, 2008

Moving on Up

Here are the latest photos from the house. The basement area (my craft room) is framed and they are putting the flooring for level 1! It is really starting to look like a house.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The framers have been working so hard and have completed the first level of framing. They were working on beams to support the joist yesterday morning when I took them a cooler of water. We didn't get back yesterday afternoon, so I can't wait to see how far they got. The framing part is so exciting because there is visible change everyday! We are blessed with dry weather too - it is hot, but dry!
I met with the window guy at Gobble Fite. We are ordering Weather Shield windows. These windows were recomended to us and after I did a little research, decided they were good enough for us!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Here is the completed basement framing! It is hard to get it all in the shot so I just took pictures of my craft room!

Craft room Craft room closets

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Walls go up!

OMG! They really started today. Ricky Harbin the framer and his son, and another guy worked hard today getting the walls up. There was some crisis with the rough opening for the windows. The Gobble Fite guy who had these measurements was on vacation, and Ricky needed them . I had a copy of the quote and rushed it over. Problem solved!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Plan for the week

The plan for the week is to start framing. The lumber was delivered this morning, but it was the wrong size. It will be replaced while the framer is finishing up another job. Hopefully they will start tomorrow. The walls were waterproofed, and Wed. the dirt and fill will be moved up to the walls so there is a flat yard on which to work from.
I am going to recount windows, talk to the front door peeps, and read more magazines!

Finished Slab

The slab was finished and left to dry last week. We went to walk around on it about three times over the weekend. It is so fun to "move in" and think about where we are going to put everything. The bad news is that I am already moving walls around- better now than later!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Almost finished...

The Slab

The concrete was poured today to make the slab! We are really moving along. I was so amazed to watch this crew pour and smooth the concrete- it really is a dance! It was so hot and these guys worked really hard! Thanks!

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

We have walls!

They poured the walls to the basement yesterday. The foreman of the poured walls company 'Big John" told David he had never seen a truck as big as the one they sent for this job.

The boys and I watched as dump truck after dump truck delivered the 'mud' to go into the hopper then pumped thru the 165 foot boom and down into the walls. It was really cool. At one point the form broke and concrete came gushing out. They quickly stopped the leak, scooped up the spill and poured it in another part of the walls. These guys work hard and messey. I appreciate the work they do.