February 22nd, 2010

Fifteen Tons

Today the last bit of siding was hung, and this weekend Katherine, Katherine’s parents and I hauled a large pile of rocks into gabion baskets to make a garden retaining wall. Read the rest of this entry »

February 9th, 2010

Floors, Cabinets, and Landscaping

Today Bren finished up adjustments to our cabinets which are now totally done and in place. Read the rest of this entry »

December 22nd, 2009


After a couple of slow months, this morning has been very busy. Read the rest of this entry »

December 19th, 2009

Updates: Shear Wall

Yesterday everyone tackled a handful of little things that needed to get done while we wait for other things that are taking some time. There is an internal shear wall that somehow never got structural sheathing on it. Because our stairwell interrupts structure on the whole east side of the house, we need this to pick up that side of our floors and keep them from wobbling. Read the rest of this entry »

August 4th, 2009

Digging Day 2

Today was the second and final day of digging and we have an awfully nice hole.  Tomorrow bright and early the foundation guys are going to be out setting up forms with plans to pour concrete on Friday. Read the rest of this entry »

August 3rd, 2009


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August 1st, 2009


Yesterday our surveyor made it out to locate the house on our lot.  It was a slow week in general, which was probably good that a lull in the schedule coincided with a week of excessive heat.  But on Friday our surveyor staked out the corners of the house so that on Monday when the excavator comes in, he’ll know where to dig, and when the foundation guys come on Wednesday, they’ll be set as well.   Read the rest of this entry »

July 27th, 2009

Preparing for the Foundation

Sewer work finished up on Friday, the last of the equipment was removed this morning.  We have a schedule for progressing, on Monday the 3rd, our excavator is scheduled to come and dig out a hole for our basement, then the foundation guys will come in on Wednesday.  Before then, we are getting a surveyor to come out to locate the foundation…  Aside from that, there’s not a whole lot happening this week.

July 22nd, 2009

Work Begins!

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