Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I Was Framed!

Of course I am referring to the fact that we are knee deep in the framing stage of our build! Yes, I realize that I am almost a month behind in updating the blog. In my defense, this house building business is exhausting and time consuming! Remember when I said I would update the blog weekly? I was delusional. I apologize for spreading my irrational expectations on the world wide web. Unlike the blog, the house is really growing. As of today, the second floor is almost completely framed in, the front porch has been poured and the garage is now the proud owner of a HUGE slab of concrete. We are almost "blacked in".
This was taken after during the first week of framing. Josh is standing in the front door.
From Framing

First floor is "wrapped" and the "I" joists are going up on the second floor.
From Framing

Josh was staying pretty busy sweeping the water off of our floors. The drought ended the day we started framing.
From Framing

Sitting on our staircase. I envision this staircase as the backdrop for many pictures in years to come.
From Framing

The dormers are up and roof system is in progress. That 12/12 pitch roof is a doozy to work on. I will apologize in advance to my roofers and painters. But I really wanted that roof!
From Framing

I love driving up to see work happening!
From Framing

While all of this is going on we are also picking out cabinets and granite,hardwood and carpet, ordering doors, windows, garage doors and Hardi board.
But we're still having fun!
From Framing

1 comment:

The Mason Bunch said...

Lookin' good! Don't ya wish sometimes you could just snap your fingers? I've always heard that if you want to strengthen your marriage, build a house. lol! Keep having fun. See ya Sunday.