Saturday, May 30, 2009
One major change they made yesterday was that they started to demolish the hallway and our bedroom to make room for the stairs. I can already tell that I am going to love it! It really opens up the space. Here's a before and after shot from the same spot looking into the old master bedroom (with a panoramic on the after shot).
Friday, May 29, 2009
Don't get me wrong, I freaked out during the flood. I also had my first "that's-not-the-way-I-wanted-it!" moment last night when we started talking about how the stairs were going to be built. But all in all, I'm having fun. Brian is tired of it. I'm sure I'll be tired of it in a month...I'm not Les Stroud.
Here's a pic from inside our tent. They've started framing out the dormers that will be on the front of the house.
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
The progress that was made today included putting up the east wall as well as the south wall on one side of the chimney. They also got the canned lighting replaced in the front room. One major victory was that they fixed the sprinklers that they broke a few weeks ago. Our lawn might not die after all!
Monday, May 25, 2009
Here's what the dining room looked like when we walked in:
Check out the light in the office, yes, that's water:
Beauen and James were here until 11 o'clock last night getting it all under control. We went to visit family today and came back to the front room ceiling totally collapsed.
Since it's dangerous for the ceiling to even be up there anymore, they had to rip it down. Here's what it looks like as of this moment.
So, the crown moulding...shot. The hardwood floors...shot. I am still amazed that more stuff that was stored in the office wasn't damaged. A couple paintings and books are irrepairable, but other than that, we were really lucky as far as damage to our belongings goes. Brian and I are both still slipping into catatonic-like stares every once in a while. I think I'm going to send him out tomorrow to pick out a copy of "The Money Pit". If I don't start laughing soon, I think I might cry again. The DAYT guys keep telling us that they will make it right, that it will be like a new house, that we're getting two floors for the price of one. It doesn't really make me feel that much better.
If there was any progress made over the last few days, it's hard for me to see it through the mess. But here's the new wall for the stairway and the subflooring is starting to go down.
I'd rather have a roof.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Badger is working overtime right now to get the joists in ASAP. Brian snapped a few good pics.
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Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I also got some questions today about what happened with the plumbing right in the middle of the footing. When the inspector was here, he told us all we had to do was put a sleeve around the pipe and we could pour the concrete all the way around it. So that turned out better than we expected.
Monday, May 18, 2009
As far as the work today goes, they kicked butt! We had a ton of people here today. They were able to finish framing out the bond beam mold in time for the city inspector to come by and not only inspect the mold, but also the footing holes in the basement. Then the pump truck showed up. I've never seen a pump truck, so maybe they're all this big, but this thing dwarfed our already tiny house.
They pumped the concrete into the basement to finish both footings and also finished the bond beam today. We really have to hand it to DAYT, D-Construct, and Badger Construction for all the great work they've done so far and so fast. I hope they can keep working as fast this week -- there's a chance of rain on Friday.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
I just wasn't expecting it. We have enough bricks from the demolished gables that it won't be a big deal to rebuild it. The east gable came down today as well as the chimney in the center of the house.
I climbed up on the roof of the back porch to get a view from above. I can already tell that our view from our balcony is going to be pretty cool. I can't believe how much progress DAYT has made in one week!
Monday, May 11, 2009
Lucky for us, the 10 day forecast looks pretty dang good!
Can you believe that? I know...I know...I shouldn't count on it, but that's pretty awesome, don't you think?