Monday, September 22, 2008
Above is from Sunday - below is from today! It is amazing what 4 men can do in 1 day!! I hope that the donuts I took out this morning inspired them, but I am sure its only the paycheck :)
Tomorrow they should put in the floor to the main floor so you wont be able to see down into the basement anymore. AMAZING - AMAZING - AMAZING
Saturday, September 20, 2008
The main stairs are going to be as above - very industrial and depending on the blue - I may just leave it. These will be visible, but not much as they are heading down to the basement. The only thing I may have to check is the treads....I dont want anything poking me as I go up and down in my socks ;)
Enjoy your weekend - whats left...MORE NEXT WEEK!
Thursday, September 18, 2008
We also had lumber and our floor trusses delivered yesterday evening. I plan on heading back out to the land after picking kids up from school - I hope there is a flurry of activity! The trusses have alligators on them so now I may have to leave a few unpainted to see the pic....maybe in the boys' rooms.
The picture below is just what I almost stepped on walking back to the car. Decided to just snap a pic of it - fun, fun stuff you see on the land! No, I didnt step on it, but let it go on its way - EAT MORE BUGS, SPIDER....GO GO GO!!!
Monday, September 15, 2008
On the way home turkeys crossed the road. It has absolutely nothing to do with the building, but they are just so cute!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
WE HAVE CONCRETE WALLS!!!! The 47' Pump truck arrived this afternoon after Terry and his boys finished putting up our Styrofoam legos over the past 2 days. It took 4 dump trucks and we are currently setting :) Next week we should start framing the interior walls of the basement, laying the sub floor for the main floor and then back fill around the basement.
It will then be time to have our basement guy (can he still be called a "basement guy" if he is now working on our main floors?) I feel like we have 2 builders - Jason who builds the interior of the structure and Caleb who builds the exterior...Sorry, I digress.....
Anyway....Caleb will then start on the main floor and the loft! As far as the title of this post - I don't know if you can see it, but on the pump truck, underneath the telephone number is "Pump It Baby, Pump It" - those funny cement pump truck guys....
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
After the sand was delivered, plumbing roughed in, it was time for our slab... The boys could have watched all day and the guys working were nice about being in a fishbowl. The started at 3:00 and were done by 7:00 with the slab as smooth as glass. It was a great job. The foreman was nice about us having the kids put their hands where their rooms are going to be - it almost made me cry.
You can also see the ICF forms that were delivered. It looked like so many, but it was only for the basement. I will tell you that building with ICF has been fascinating as well as FAST. The concrete is poured in the forms for the basement tomorrow and so there will be new post showing the "building" - THINK LEGOS - and the pouring.