Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Third Grade!

Feels sorta weird to photograph her in front of a new tree ... Thought about running over to the new house to take the pics on the porch, but we ran out of time.

Building Barry: Day 120

Shingles were done on Saturday, garage door and electrical rough-in started Tuesday, and today the rough plumbing was done and the furnace was in. Progress!

Of course, not everything is smooth sailing. We should not, for example, be able to sail in our basement, no matter how much rain we've gotten.

But that was all pumped out by dinner time today, and hopefully the combination of soon-to-be-installed gutters and a plugged in sump pump will prevent this from EVER happening again.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Building Barry: Day 114

There's a roof!

(Well, plywood that's going to be a roof once the tar paper and shingles get installed. Until then, it's a bit leaky.)

Monday, August 19, 2013

Building Barry: Day 111

Still no roof, but at least the replacement trusses have arrived.

We're supposed to have our walk-through with the electrician next Tuesday, so I hope we have an enclosed house by then. Except for the front door, of course, which the designer screwed up again by having us choose a replacement door (when our original choice was discontinued) from the wrong catalog (which is for a company they no longer use). So my house, which should have a door by now, is doorless until she can scan the catalog and get it to us, we can choose a style, she can find out how much it costs, we can sign off on the change, she can order it, and they can get it delivered and installed. Not real happy about this, to be honest. There had better be some pretty spectacular choices in the new book, or else we're going standard and I'll get something I like from Lowe's after we move in.

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Building Barry: Day 107

This is my house:

Notice how there's no roof on most of it? That's because all of the trusses over the main part of the house were manufactured wrong, and they look like this:

Gonna be stuck for a few days while they make and deliver new ones for us.  Here's hoping they're speedy and accurate!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Building Barry: Day 106

Not as many big changes today:

But not everything shows up at first glance, like the finished basement:

Or the roof on the morning room:

Little details like the breakfast bar (and two sets of stairs) showed up, as did a few other things:

The framer I talked to today said we should have a roof tomorrow if everything goes well. Keep your fingers crossed for that!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Building Barry: Day 105

They got a lot done today before I was able to drop by:

And by the time I came back after work ...

Why yes, that is all the walls and floors done upstairs. Jason and Liza made sure of that!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Building Barry: Day 104

We've got a first floor!

With a morning room!

And a closet!

Very excited to see this project finally making great strides. Keep your fingers crossed that the rain in the forecast goes around us, at least on the days when the Beard Brigade is supposed to be running around building our second floor.

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Building Barry: Day 102

Look what we have! 
A garage! And a basement!
Yay for progress (after more than a week of nothing nothing nothing)!

Sunday, August 04, 2013

Building Barry: Day 96

Well, actually it's looked like this for most of the week, but you get the idea. Basement floor and garage floor are in, they've back filled in around the foundation, and we should start framing this week. More exciting photos to post in the near future (I hope!).