Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
L slipped on some ice and fell in the mud. Going out in the cold with her is tenuous at best, and this incident put her over the edge. "I code. I wanna go home!"
Now we need to pick windows. I think this is what we are going with, without the grilles.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
The last bit of roof is on the house now.
Hooray for Spring!
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Mom thought that perhaps this was the reason for the LULL in activity up there for a while.
The girls thought it was a great place to play (definitely less muddy)!
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Saturday, February 7, 2009
J got off work early yesterday, and the weather had blossomed from .1* on Thursday AM to about 47* Friday afternoon. We took this as a sign to head up the hill for a look around. The cable was up across the drive, but there were tire tracks heading up (or down) from a BIG truck...a good sign! Apparently those tracks were either from the concrete truck, or the truck that delivered the roof trusses.
The concrete for the 2nd floor walls was obviously poured today, as bits were still slowly oozing out from under the framing around windows, and there was a fresh pool of extra cement in the driveway in front of the garage. We were a bit disappointed that we missed observing the pouring of both floors. I was also at a loss to figure out how to photo document it until I noticed a ladder still set up against the scaffolding in the future Master Bathroom! I went up first to snap a few shots, and then little J was quite eager to join me up there.
She was tentative at first, but then enjoyed it so much that she made 2 full circuits of the house on the scaffolding before climbing down!
Who can resist the opportunity to write their names in wet cement? We put ours in the study wall for posterity!
A friend of ours, who always seems to be "in the know" told us that all construction in the area has basically ceased this winter, weather related issues, he says. It only makes me feel slightly better that we aren't the only ones twiddling our thumbs impatiently!