Framing Started!

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Carpet & Tile
Decks & Lights
Kids at the house
Kitchen looks great!
Closets and Countertops
Ceramic Floors
Trim Carpentry
Up-to-Date View
Mudding Started
Drywall Started
Joint Compound
Brick Work
Insulation Started
Hardy Board
Barrel Ceiling
Roof Paper
Roof Structure
Rest of Trusses
Second Floor Walls
Second Floor Started
First Trusses
Main Level Walls
Walls Going Up!
Main Level Floor
Floor Joists
Framing Started!
Delivered Lumber
Compacted Dirt
Rough Grading
Basement Slab
Foundation Sealed
Drains Roughed-In
Poured Foundation
Foundation Forms
Utility Access
Poured Footings
Huge Hole
Empty Lot


January 11, 2007

Framing has started!

I had to drive the kids to school this morning—and so stopped to see what was going on (and brought donuts)  The lower level has walls—it has walls! Stan drove by at lunchtime and discovered that they had started the floor for the main level.  I can't wait to see tomorrow's progress!

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I can barely figure out the orientation of this picture—but I love the sense of all the framing!  I'm actually standing at the back of the house--Bethy's room is the one in the front of the picture. This is also from the back of the house.  The guy is working on the door to the bathroom. The room to the far right is Bethy's bedroom.  The guy is standing on a ladder in what will be the rec room.
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This is a closer picture of what will be the windows in the rec room. Same windows, but this time from the front of the house. The small area to the left is the furnace room.  The area to the right is unfinished storage.
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I moved around to the front of the house.  It steps down so that the brick will step down with the land. These guys were working fast.  
100_0540.JPG (101862 bytes) DPL had a problem with the location of the temporary electric pole—but didn't bother to tell the builder.  (The county had already passed it.)  So, the framers are working off a generator until the new location is inspected and the meter is installed. Interesting note:  The power company doesn't call when they have a problem.  They just don't install the meter and assume the builder will call and follow-up.  There are advantages to being a monopoly.
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