January 13, 2010

Framed UP!

Exciting things have been happening at our homebuilding site since the end of the Christmas and New Year holidays! The framing has being going UP at a record pace! Below is a pictorial chronology.

January 5 – The first level flooring is already installed
and work begins on the outside walls.
Stacks of lumber are being delivered.

January 6 – With the exterior walls completed,
work moves on to building the interior walls
and the trey ceiling in the great room.

January 9 – Second level flooring has been completed
and framing begins for the upstairs walls.
Work is progressing, despite the freezing weather conditions.

January 11 – The framing for the roof begins!
As soon as lumber supplies get low, more arrive.

January 12 – More roof framing is completed.
You can now see the basic shape of our new home!

We have counted 11 workers in this great framing crew, and Builder Mike tells us that it is a double team. Everyone is anxious to get the roof on and begin to close up the structure. And we’re now going to get a break of warmer temperatures, so improved weather will help the efforts!

We were able to walk through the first floor layout this past weekend, and it was a surreal experience. The architectural plans for our home are flipped from the model home that we saw about a year ago. So we are still adjusting to seeing everything “backwards” from the visual images in our noggins. The wooded views looking out the back windows are beautiful, which will give us the feel of seclusion even though the home is located in a planned unit development.

Stand by for more homebuilding adventures!


  1. It really is going up quickly! I can already tell that it's going to be an amazing home with lots of space. John will be hauled over later when he gets home as he always loves to see homes go up. Thanks for sharing it with us...I am so excited for you!

  2. It's so much fun to be able to share in your excitement!

  3. You will soon in your new home at the rate it is going. :D

  4. We watched our current home go up from bare land to finished! It was quite an adventure.

  5. Donna, this is so exciting! I've never seen so much progress in such a short period of time. You must be thrilled! When is your anticipated move-in date? Love the step-by-step pictures too! Thanks for sharing!

  6. I am so excited for you both!!!! Wow that is quick...and lucky you to have a double crew on it to get it up so quick!!!! I can't wait to see it finished!!!!! xxxRobby

  7. How wonderful!! And SO darn Fast! Great guy, Builder Mike!!
    Can't wait for more progress photos!hughugs

  8. It's going up fast! I am so very excited for you!!

  9. Ooooh, how exciting!! Great photos...I can't wait until it's done!

  10. WOW - WOW and WOW!!! How exciting!
    We in teh blogosphere wait with eager anticipation of the next steps! :-)

  11. Leave it to the wood crafter in me...I see lots of little scraps of birdhouse /feeder wood! LOL LOL this is wonderful to watch Donna...they sure know their stuff! I love the design you have chosen! soon you will be working on the inside!

  12. Donna, I love it! All the roofs make it so cute. I know you are so happy about this, what a darling house.

  13. Oh, how much fun! You'll be living in it before long. It looks pretty large. Thanks so much for keeping us in the loop!

  14. Hahahahaaa....my little Marty!! You need to fix him COOKIE!!HAhahaa...and I LOVE how Marty attacked Obama over there>>>>>
    Liar...LOL...Good Marty!


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