Our PM had sent us a quick note (he's not wordy...the email updates are very short and to the point and that's ok - at least he responds) that our framing would be starting either Monday or Tuesday. Score!!! No more looking at just dirt or a hole or a footer or just walls! Of course I headed to the site after work on Monday to check this out. Bah! No walls. They had managed to move some lumber onto the corners but it was a bit of a mess. I didn't stick around. I snapped a quick picture, looked for my sign (totally invisible) and hightailed it back to the house to watch Game of Thrones.
|I guess this is progress?|
Yesterday I worked out of a field office and again, detoured by the construction site on my way home. I think my suv's got auto-pilot and just knows to drive up I-79 after work. I literally squealed when I pulled up and saw that WE NOW HAVE A FIRST FLOOR WITH WINDOWS!!!
|I see windows & door openings!|
I totally photo-ed the living hell out of the place (evidence below) and walked all around - hey, this time I was wearing jeans and tennis shoes, much more construction site-appropriate than a dress and ballet flats! I was all kinds of excited to walk through the rooms (and walls - soon enough only a ghost could pull that off) and imagine where our furniture will go, what the views will be, etc. I must say, J has one heck of an office - that 4' extension is really nice! The nerd in me took pics of the steel that will support the bonus room & the columns/beams used for the basement floor. I also took pics of some suspect lumber they used but these 2x4s weren't on load-bearing walls (it's nice to be able to look & see which ones matter) so I'm not too concerned. It would've been great if J had been there with me but alas, he was still chained to his desk. Something about needing to pay for the house or some other such nonsense.
|View of Great Room from Garage|
|Great Room & J's "Study"|
|My Kitchen! Oh, and the awesome Morning Room, too!|
|Our Backyard...it'll be fabulous when the leaves are out!|
|That's a nice piece of steel!|
|Good to know we're properly supported|
|It's not a problem until it's a problem...|