PROJECT DARKSTONE: Day 81

A bit of porch going on here.
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a few holes being knocked out there.
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Not to mention that a lot of the subfloor has been laid for the 2nd floor.
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And you would never know it from the following picture, but these are the walls for the new downstairs bathroom.  Instead of putting it in the front room like we planned, we are putting it in what was the office.  It will still be the office, just smaller.
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Any questions?

PROJECT DARKSTONE : Day 75

I beam installed.
  Floor joists for 2nd floor halfway installed.

Some of the sheeting put on.
A start on the front porch.
A thrilling end to an action packed week!

PROJECT DARKSTONE : Day 71

They have framed out the pantry and the utility closet. That is right.  A whole closet just for the utilities! We are living the high life now!


They also widened the doorway from the living room. That involved taking out bricks, which I'm so glad we were not a part of.

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At this point I think they are waiting on an I-beam to support the 2nd floor, so there might not be much progress for the next few days.  I know you are disappointed.  Try to cope.

PROJECT DARKSTONE : Day 59

Floor Joists!



and a Port-a-potty!



PROJECT DARKSTONE : Day 58

Today an excavator came in and backfilled around the foundation and smoothed out all those piles of dirt.  

And Harrison did a dance of joy.

While they had the excavator they also dug out the very old, mostly dead apple tree in the front yard.  The one that had a hole running right through the middle of it.

As if that wasn't exciting enough, the "Lumber Package" (Lani's words, not mine) was delivered!  That is a lot of lumber.  I think they are going to start framing tomorrow.  Happy Birthday to Me!

PROJECT DARKSTONE : Day 53

The forms are off and we are all concrete foundation.  Doesn't get much more exciting than that!


PROJECT DARKSTONE : Day 52

So far in this project most of the work has been done by Lani the Builder and one of his employees named Owen. So I was very excited when I drove by the house this morning (we carpool with the boy who lives next door, so we get to drive by everyday) and saw a crew at work on the house.


I know that picture only has 2 people in it.  I swear there were like 10 of them when I drove by this morning.  And they were making so much progress!  These are the forms for the foundation.


In the afternoon, about 3:30, we decided to drive by the house one more time so I could take a few more pictures.  And what did I find?


They poured the concrete too!  This was a totally unexpected and very happy surprise.


Hot Diggity!

PROJECT DARKSTONE: Day 50

Today the forms were pulled off of the footings, and Richard moved the electrical box away from the house and over by the fence.

Exciting? No. Necessary steps in the whole building process?  I have no idea.  I don't have a clue what needs to be done when or how or by whom.  I'm just here to document it.

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