Construction begins

We got word from our builder last Friday that the workers were definitely coming on Monday to start construction of our barn. The foundation was covered with several inches of snow that had to be cleared. This was done on Friday so it would be clean and dry for work to begin. But thanks to mother nature, on Easter Sunday we had another 3 inches of the white stuff that had to be swept away on Monday morning. So as the framing wood was being delivered, the men were busily clearing a spot to pile the wood and set up their equipment.
clearing the snowwood delivery

The first walls went up yesterday and the downstairs exterior walls were all completed today and sheathed.
first wallfirst floor
We are so excited to finally be started. Aside from the 4 extra pickup trucks in the driveway, the “foreman’s office” (port-a-potty), the equipment trailer, the muddy mess we know the driveway will become and the trampled gardens and lawn that will need attention, we can’t wait to reclaim the space in the house that’s being used for storage and to retire the “ghetto garage”, our little vinyl storage room that has valiantly withstood winter wind and snow. Soon.

Oh, and did I mention that the weathermen are predicting another major winter storm for tomorrow? Yikes!


4 Responses to “Construction begins”

  1. 1 Roger April 11, 2007 at 8:58 am

    It is so great to be here and watch the builders each day. It is also hard to believe that in 3 mos or so we will finally have more room to move about in. And, an inside place to park our cars!!!! Thanks for being a good chronicler.

  2. 2 stephanie April 11, 2007 at 2:40 pm

    Looks like you’ll be decorating those upstairs rooms before you know it! I love watching “stuff” get built! Keep those pictures coming!
    Have a good time in Chicago!

  3. 3 stephanie April 11, 2007 at 2:42 pm

    man, I need to learn to write without an “!” at the end of every sentence….

  4. 4 David April 12, 2007 at 11:49 am

    Very exciting indeed. Im glad to see things progressing finally.

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