Northeast corner of the basement. Mechanical room at the back, storage room and bathroom all framed in. Roanne’s studio. Framed it with notched 2×4’s to keep the room as wide as possible. I got to notch these out on the table saw and chop saw. On my way to becoming a craftsman. It was nice […]
Time to fill the hole. Had to go with a quote from the movie “Election” but won’t elaborate any more on the meaning of the phrase since it’s not family friendly. This building is an old (obviously) blacksmith shop on Flying Horse Farm that is across from the Gellatly nut farm. It looks like it […]
And so another year comes to a close. 2013 being one of the best of my life. What more could anyone want? Millions of visitors (well, over 50 in 2013, not including multiple visits). Check. Wicked hot summer. Check. Working on building our own house. Super-check. Super-awesome wife. Check….. Here are 13 photos to end […]
Well, it got cold. Real cold. Like -11 below. Real hard to work productively in that temp. You make mistakes when it’s cold and windy as well. Like using an angle grinder to saw off bolts with one hand while holding the home wrap madly flapping against the house. And having it get away on […]
Tired of the terrible puns yet? Couldn’t come up with anything better for Joist Day. Joist relocation program. You wouldn’t be able to tell by this image that we had just been through 3 hours of hell. I woke up an hour early at 5:30, and all I could hear was wind. Not a good […]
Pre-beam. That big open space apparently can’t support a floor without some major structural support. Who’dve thought? Good thing I’m not an architect. Check out this bad boy. Amazingly, it took only 4 of us to drag this beam (from the furthest spot in the woodpile of course) and get it up into the metal […]
Fully Dampenated. Let the Undampening begin. Look, walls & windows. So now the framing starts. This is where things really show progress daily.
Filled with concrete, braces down. We are ready to peel this bad boy.
Happy Hallowe’en. Time for some scary concrete. Fortunately, it’s a lovely day to pour concrete. Today is suddenly significantly warmer. Instead of -1, it was 7 at 6:30 in the morning. Since it’s Thursday, it also means I get a 3 day weekend. Looking forward to that. The body is tired after getting the forms […]
Even putting the family to work. Justin is scooping out some fill for the concrete pads that will be holding up our deck. Don’t want no deck collapsing tragedies here. Just had to get the obligatory construction at sunset shot. As usual, sunsets and photography really don’t mix. All buttoned up. We’ve got the forms […]