Sarge posted another Friday Flyby, (first one in quite a while but we'll take what we can get) and gets 118 comments at last count. Well done! Hint...Hint...
Back in my little neck of the woods, my friend the wood pile burner is doing much better. Had to have some minor skin grafting done on his abdomen and hand, but it was done in an out-patient manner and completed in less than an hour. Dad says he's doing fine and should only have some minor scarring. So, that's good news.
On the home front...
Last week, I left you with this.
The framing supplies had been delivered and the framing crew had shown up and started sorting them out.
Tuesday morning their arrival at the site is bright and early, meaning they woke me up. (Yes, Beans, I no longer get up at 0600 or earlier, one of the bright sides to retirement.) By the time I get up, get dressed and get my mandatory cup of coffee and wander out to see what's what, I am presented with this picture.
By lunch time, the picture is like this.
And by COB (about 1900).
We walked through it and could now get a pretty good feel for the layout. Unfortunately, we also found our first "uh-oh".
Not having ever worked in the construction industry, I'm no expert, but given that the above view is looking at the hallway through the door from the master bedroom, I think having the bathroom stand pipes there might be an error.
So, we called the foreman. He said he'd noted that and had ordered the fix to be made. They will chip out the foundation and move both to the other side of the wall to the left, otherwise known as the master bathroom.
Ok, feces occurs. He was honest about the mistake and had a plan to rectify it. We will be keeping an eye on that though.
Wednesday dawns and we're awoken to the sounds of construction. Walking out to feed the horses their morning sit down buffet, we're treated to this view.
A little after lunch as I'm headed to my woodshop, I see verticality in the project.
Even more so by the end of the day.
Thursday and Friday, they were no shows, so I'm a little concerned, but Saturday they're back out in full force.
By the end of the day, the project looked like this.
Dang! That's starting to look like....a home!
So, after Mrs J and I walked up to serve the horses their evening feast, we decided another walk through was in order. Being the on the ball, forward thinking, plan for anything kind of guy I am, I had brought along a tape measure and my notebook of furniture dimensions so we could get a feel for fit. (Yes, Beans, Mrs J reminded me to bring them.)
The view from the front door, looking through the living room to the back patio. Floor to ceiling windows above and to either side of the door. The kitchen is to the left with the dining room to the left of the patio. Again large windows there.
|Guest house over her shoulder|
Mrs J in the entry way with the opening to her office behind and to her left. She'll be able to surveil the whole of Rancho Juvat.
Yes, she got first dibs. My "office" will be a spare bedroom. But, if Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!
|My "office", able to surveil the horse barn|
View from Sarge's (and other guests) bedroom.
View from the kitchen towards the fireplace. Hallway to the master suite is just to the right of the right brace.
What I liked was the high tech method used to keep track of all the angles and lengths. I think I can learn a thing or two from them.
Here's hoping the project continues at a similar pace. We might even be moved in by Christmas.
But I'm not holding my breath.
So Saturday evening, Mrs J invites me to sit with her on the front porch for a glass of wine. I accept and walk into one of the biggest air to air engagements of modern time.