And now, an update on the first full week of framing! So darn much progress despite rainy weather and freezing temperatures. Matt and Chris kicked serious butt.
When we last left our intrepid duo (that would be Chris and I), they (we) had reached the East wall of the house. They (okay, I'll stop now)...
|At the end of the first weekend|
|North wall up; part of East wall too|
|The entire East wall|
|For Rita's benefit...|
|How do people frame without a tractor?|
|Back door, door to garage, utilities looking strange|
|Looking into the kitchen|
|Chris and Matt - safety first!|
|Second to last wall. Woo-hoo!|
|Ominous sky and the mighty sledgehammer. Thor, where are you?|
|A rare moment of sunshine|
|What, you don't park your tractor on the porch?|
The tractor came in handy several times. It kept a wall from tilting, it pushed walls to level them, and it made it's way into pictures that you just wouldn't expect to see a tractor in (look up at the kitchen picture - yup, that's the tractor peeking through the door).
|The shower stall windows|
|Bundled up and ready to build|
|Frozen water. 24 degrees this morning|
|So much progress!|
By noon Saturday the first floor walls were up, secured, and waiting for the last bits of sheathing. The garage door openings are huge and I'll finally be able to park the truck inside (our current garage door is too short - that what happens when you live in a 1930 house). Hmm, park inside during the winter, a very nice thought for upstate NY!