Start of Framing – Dec 17, 2018
Hey All – a little longer post this time. As you can tell from the pics, there is strong progress on the framing as the snow sets in. In fact, there is a bit of a race with the weather as the builders work to get the roof on for the winter which will allow them to work inside.
As I write this (Dec 17, 2018), Linda is up there working window design and placement. Those decisions are needed now before the trusses and roof are complete in case there needs to be any adjustment.
For Gary, this whole process is going too fast. I’d love more time to “savor the build” and be up there to make decisions and see things before the next chapter of the book. Pictures are good – but not the same thing as seeing it as you walk around 360 degrees. I hope/plan to be up there much more frequently in 2019.
Calculations show we are about 45% spent on the total costs to the contract. Of course, there will be “extras” (already are) and we are dealing with them – but those are “out of pocket” and not funded by the loan so it crimps cash flow…esp. at Christmas time.
The family will be up there Dec 26-30 and I’m pretty sure we’ll be impressed with the progress. For years we simply walked the lot and talked about “one day there will be a home here”. Now the land is cleared and there is no more guessing where the house will go, what its orientation will be, how large it will be, etc. It stands before us.
Until next time,