Thursday, January 27, 2011

Going up!

The main floor of the house is completely framed as is most of the floor of the second story. They did a little work on the steps as well.

Our front porch

The garage

This is our school room.

This is where the main floor bath will be.

This is the mud room coming in from the garage.

This is where the kitchen will be.

This is the dining room.

This is the entry way.

The office

Our stairs are getting started. We're looking forward to seeing
them complete (partly so we can see the second floor.

This will be our living room.

This is a shot from further back so you can see all the progress.

From the back - the forklift is holding the lumber right outside
what will be our dinette. In a few months that opening will
be a sliding glass door and we will put the deck under that.

This is a shot from the south side. The tower is the stairwell
where we will have a window to give us a little extra light.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Friday Framing

Today we went out to see the house again. They have the first floor walls almost completely done. Basically, the construction plan is basement walls, first floor, first story walls, second floor, second story walls, and finally the roof. They are hoping to get started on the second floor early Monday, if the weather holds out. Here are some pictures of the progress:

This is taken from our garage of the school room (on the left)
and the mud room and main floor bath (on the right of the ladder)

This is the dining room (the room with the blue ladder) and
then the office will be where the green ladder is. The entry
is in the middle.

This is the back wall of the kitchen. The yellow board in the
background will be our living room window.

This is the basement where we will eventually add another

When we arrived we noticed a dog, a rather large black lab. He was friendly so we just assumed he belonged to one of the framers. We later found out that he doesn't, but he just hung out all day watching them build. Clare loved him, although she didn't like it when he tried to lick her face.

This is where the stair well will be going from the basement upstairs.

Ahh... Progress... Sweet progress... We just can't wait to see
the second story taking shape. And once they get the roof on ...
well, that day can't come soon enough. 

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tuesday Framing Updates

We went to see the house again on Tuesday, January 18th. They had made some progress as they were nearly finished with the floor of the first floor.

This is where our stairs will be.

This will be the main floor (like the actual floor) when finished.

They were hoping to make more progress this week, but the weather may hold them up.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Finally Framing

Friday, January 14th marked the beginning of the framing of our house. We drove out Sunday to take a look and were very excited by what we saw.

This is what the back of our basement will look like. We have
a window (the main opening you can see here) and a door
(the opening that is hiding behind the stack of lumber). There
will be another window on the other side but it is harder to see.

CL Construction saved on this lumber at Menards.

This is the other window I talked about earlier. In the lower
left corner of this picture you can see our sump pit.

This will be the main area of the basement. The two black
pillars are the steel supports that will be on either side of
the steps.

This is where our heating and cooling systems will go.

I thinks someone forgot to tell them that our secret room
was going to be part of the house, too.

This was the scene as we approached, letting us know that
they had started.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


It feels like the last couple weeks have been tortoise like in progress. We haven't been to see the house since Dec. 23rd, but Chris ensures us that the basement floor is poured and they should be framing! We'll have to get out there again soon and get updated pictures.