Monday, June 30, 2008

Peeking Out The Bedroom Window

Deb pokes her head out our west-facing bedroom window. This is one of two narrow bedroom windows that allow us to look out while laying on the bed. They will also swing open to provide ventilation.

What It Looks Like On The Inside

In case you were wondering what the interior of the house currently looks like, here ya go. Lots of block, saws, mortar pans, and of course, dust! You are looking to the norheast. The opening on the right is the front door and the two windows in the far corner are for the master bath.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

South Side Again

Just another look at the south side of the house.

Friday, June 27, 2008

South Side

South side of the house.... lower window is shop window (in basement). The opening above is the doorway to the guest bedroom balcony....

Thursday, June 26, 2008

East Side

This is where the front door will be. Fear not, we will be filling in up to the top of the dark grey line.... can’t do till things dry out a bit more.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Northwest Corner

The somewhat large opening on the second floor is the opening for our french doors that will open out to a small balcony off the bedroom. The line of bolts are where the balcony will jut out.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Recent Weather Brings Hope

Hello everyone. The weather has finally seemed to have changed for the better... and, with this change, we are beginning to move along at an improved rate. No time to elaborate but here are a few recent pics.... First floor is in, and now we are moving on up with the second floor walls. If all goes well we may have the second floor in place by early next week..... that would be fantastic. All for now. LY D2

North Side View

Even though our tarp is not a work of art... then again, someone could argue it looks quite futuristic, the house is moving up. Of course now that the tarp has been redone, it won’t rain - which is fine with us!

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Sub-floor #1 Installed!

Done. We are ready for the second floor. It sure is fun to stand on this and see the view from the bedroom level.

Saturday, June 21, 2008


Taylor’s dog Sophie - what a beautiful dog! She loves Debbie!

Friday, June 20, 2008

Mark The Demo Man!

Mark drills into the concrete to install some bolts for our balcony

Friday, June 13, 2008

Andy (Johnny!)

Andy puts on the finishing touch to the wall just prior to a pour.

Don The Cutter

Cutting the big beams - measure twice, cut once! - especially when these beams are so so expensive!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Our Neighbor Tod

Tod came over to help weld rebar to our first steel beam.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008


Kevin, our neighbor, and “Mr. Everything”, does it all and does it perfectly. Dick is inspecting the work while Deb is setting nails into the wall.... ho ho!

Floor Joists

Floor joists were set - ready to have the sub-floor installed on top!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008


Taylor leads the crew for the main concrete pour around the first floor perimeter.

“South Block Wall”

South wall ready for rebar and concrete!

Thursday, June 5, 2008

Dick The Grinder!

Our good friend Dick grinds off some bolts to make our plates level!