Monday, September 20, 2010

New Addition Part 2

So I went to Texas to visit Candice and buy furniture for this new baby and when I came home, this is what I found...a new foundation

Our shed in it's new home...a little worse for the wear but still looking good.
Logan was visiting at the time and was in seventh heaven with all the equipment around. The workers were great to let them even drive a little.

He sat in there for a long time watching the big digger while pretending to drive the little digger.

While they were working on our house, this is what was going on next door. Our neighbor finally decided to remove his maple tree. Too bad he didn't do it before all the roots and shade ruined my garden space.

The big digger. We use technical names at our house.
A close up of the tree cutting.
There is our little shed. It used to be where you see the front of the foundation.

All this big equipment ruined our driveway but it was amazing to see how well they could maneuver it. I think they were filling in around the foundation at this point.
The walls go up by the end of April.

Spring has finally sprung. Love those fruitless pear trees.
Next came the beams. Our builder tried to talk us out of them. They were expensive but are so amazing. It was worth it.
The beams were parked on a trailer in front of our neighbor's house and then lifted into place. It was amazing to watch.

Then the framers were back to finish the roof trusses. They were nuts. Click on the picture. That worker is balancing on the edge of the wall while cutting off the end of the truss with a circular handed. Crazy!

The sheathing is on now too. Aren't those beams amazing?

I think the only thing we changed from the original plan was to add another window to the left of this door opening. Pretty good I think.

Stay tuned for more. I can't wait to show you the finished product. Well almost finished anyway. We still haven't passed the final inspection.


Thimbleanna said...

Wow Kim -- that's fantastic! I can't wait to see those beams from the point of view of a finished room!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

Can't wait to see it all finished. It's looking pretty awesome. Thanks for visiting my blog & leaving me a comment.