The Roof and Porch!
Snow, snow, snow. For 63 days starting December 21st, we had snow on the ground. Our first snow closed highways, the airport, schools and businesses. It then proceeded to snow every weekend for about 6 weeks. The boys did what they could but it wasn't pleasant working weather.
I must say, I'm going to be happy we had so much moisture when the flowers are blooming this spring and the reservoirs are approaching their full mark. Much better then anticipating a drought!
My last blogging effort was a bit of a disaster. My good friend Barb, pointed out that the web site I listed for Ryan, our plaster guy took you to a Mexican photo shop. That is definitely not Ryan. His correct web site is: www.artesano-home.com. It is worth checking out so all of you will know how to plaster during the plaster party that will come after the big thaw.
It has been more then a month since my last entry and much has happened at the job site.
After 10 glorious days in Greece, I have returned to a changed house. The radiant infloor heat was installed in the second floor, much of the electrical has been roughed in, much of the upstairs plumbing has been roughed in, the second floor concrete slab was poured, much of the interior framing has been completed and the stairs are in place with temporary treads.
OK, so I'm not a prolific blogger. The house is humming away.
It's Labor Day and the boys did labor. I went to the site with Barb (the woman who made me start this blog!), showed her around, talked about the window details with Jeff, the builder, took some photos (soon to be downloaded) and went to lunch. The boys (Keith, Jeff, Ilan and John) spent time securing the structural steel pan on the glulams and completing some framing in the garage. While the steel pan will be filled with concrete when the slab is poured on the second floor, we are going to leave it exposed on the basement level. We have had a variety of responses to this idea, such as, "you're kidding, right?" to "no your not," to "maybe you could cover it with this." We have to constantly tell ourselves that it doesn't matter what other people think, they just don't know what is supercool!