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Archive for January, 2016

To Top it Off

The roofing got done just before the blizzard hit this past weekend.  Well done.

Actually, not done.  You see, not all of the house is there yet.  The eight-foot portion on the south side and the garage have not even been excavated as yet.  This was done to retain access to the back yard for all that was going on back there.  Once the septic system has been reassembled, they can start on all that: excavation, forms, pour, top, frame, and sheathe.  Then they can do the rest of the roof.

We have asked the builder to redo the roof on our shed in matching tile.  It will be a good aesthetic and there was a squirrel hole developing in the shed roof anyhow.

 

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Categories: Building

A Motion from the Floor

From the first floor, to be specific, and from the basement.

Work started slowly, while the builder did other things, but from the first of the year or so, things have been moving quickly.  We now have a basement in the back and a crawlspace across part of the front.  On these, our living room, dining room, kitchen, and bedroom are framed and mostly sheathed.  The interior of the first floor is mostly gutted and some of the new portions are framed out.

Next to come, roofing tiles are going up.  Not sure quite where they will go from there.

But there are parts of the septic system that need to go back into the ground, then another crawlspace can be dug on the side for the eight foot extension that leads to the garage.  This extension will house a laundry and pantry.

Once they have it all closed in, they can break through the old exterior and the real fun will begin.

So, progress, I suppose.

 

Categories: Building

A Simple Lesson

In writing.  Great antidote to the public school’s unspoken lesson in writing, which is to write longer.  “Give me a two-page essay!”

Yeah, its the guy from Inception.

 

Categories: Education, Writing