May 14, 2012: These were taken the same day I posted the last blog. I have hardly been able keep up with the changes!
|Front of the house, showing progress on the second floor, |
as well as the sheathing going up on the walls.
|View of upstairs|
|Jim and Robert checking out the view from one of the garage attics, |
looking over the back of the house
|Looking downstairs into the breakfast area and family room|
|View from "the spot."|
May 17, 2012
|Family room chimney|
|Second floor upstairs in back|
|view of roof frame over breakfast area|
|View from front of house, northwest corner|
|I love summer. Sometimes we just go through the house and sometimes we walk|
the whole property. Yesterday we saw a great blue heron in the creek.
|back of house|
|The driveway will probably go between these two trees.|
May 21, 2012:
|View from "the spot"|
|Robert in front of his bedroom window|
May 24, 2012:
|View from the back|
|...Here is a picture of the "sample brick." |
It seems that they went to the
wrong house. It took them three
tries to get the right stone
sample, but we were hoping
that getting the right brick
wouldn't be that hard.
|Recently, we drove around town looking |
at brick that we might like to use
on the back of the house.
Here is a picture of the brick
we want to use. We gave this
picture and the address to
the "brick people..."
|Susie likes to go to the property as much as the rest of us. |
She runs all over the house as if she owns the place.
May 27, 2012
|They have been working on the roof!|
|Back view showing all the wall sheathing up as well as a lot of the roof.|
I had forgotten how much fun it is to watch your ideas go from paper to reality. It is amazing to see how the rooms translate from the drawings to actual spaces. The workers may not be able to speak much English but they can sure put this puzzle of a house together! They are really hard workers. In fact, they are such hard workers that, much to our neighbor's dismay, they showed up for work on Saturday morning at 6 am. We got a call from said neighbors at about 6:20 am... According to city regulations, they are allowed to work from 7 am to 9 pm. Randy, the foreman, said, "my guys will be melted by 9 pm but if they want us to start later, we'll start later." Here's hoping they'll be there at 7 am on Tuesday!
Happy Memorial Day, all.