Week 14 – Drying out, building on

WEEK 14 – After flooding last week, anything less than 8 inches of rain was going to feel like success. So after a soggy Tuesday and Wednesday, a sunny Fourth of July followed by 4 more days of sunshine saw some notable progress being made! We started with a 4th of July breakfast lift of theContinue reading “Week 14 – Drying out, building on”

Week 13 – Then came the flood

WEEK 13 – Do you ever say something so many times in a row that it stops feeling like it means anything? That’s how it’s starting to become when I type “this week we were hampered by rain….again!” But not just any rain! This week saw 7 inches of rain fall in a very short amountContinue reading “Week 13 – Then came the flood”

Week 10 – Building walls

WEEK 10 – Let’s talk about building walls! Having laid the subfloor last week, week 10 was all about starting to frame exterior walls, the largest of which was a 42′ beast that ran the entire…east???…side of the house. Josh decided to frame it, sheet it, and wrap it all while it was laying flatContinue reading “Week 10 – Building walls”

Week 9 – Where there’s a floor, there could be more!

WEEK 9 – FINALLY!!! It’s amazing what finally gets done when you have a week of weather that cooperates for a change. It’s possible that last week was the first week that we didn’t lose a day to rain and bad weather, and suddenly, things started moving right along. Also, last week was the endContinue reading “Week 9 – Where there’s a floor, there could be more!”

Week 8 – Please stop raining!

WEEK 8 – Please, for the love of everything, let it stop raining! We’ve had a whole April and now May’s worth of cool, soggy weather, and anytime it’s ready to quit is good with us! Despite the continual showers all week, we passed our foundation inspection and were able to start to backfill thisContinue reading “Week 8 – Please stop raining!”

Week 7 – The one where the lumber shows up

WEEK 7 – Week 7 should be subtitled, ‘I don’t think I’ll be able to feel my arms tomorrow’ as that was the main sentiment after hauling all our own floor joists from the front of the lot to the back of the lot! I stand corrected, they’re not actually floor joists; they are floor trusses.Continue reading “Week 7 – The one where the lumber shows up”

Week 6 – We just took over!

WEEK 6 – We officially took over the building process this week as we made the first payment on our excavation and foundation work, and they moved all the machinery, forms, trucks, etc. off the job site! This revelation is both welcome progress, and anxiety inducing singularity as we’re now the masters of our ownContinue reading “Week 6 – We just took over!”

Week 5 – It’s still raining and the forms fell apart

WEEK 5 – Perhaps, one of these weeks, the weather will cooperate and we will get five days of sunshine in a row. This week, was not that week! However, despite another rainy start on Monday and Tuesday, when the rain finally cleared out Wednesday afternoon, we were ready to roll to pour our foundation…atContinue reading “Week 5 – It’s still raining and the forms fell apart”