This Weekend

Turns out that one can’t get a framing inspection until ALL services are in: plumbing, gas, electric, ducts, etc, as one of these might need to cut a hole in a weight-bearing stud and will have to be reinforced, requiring more framing work etc.
SO, we haven’t had our framing inspection yet and will be pushing ahead with electric IF our plumber is done and we won’t get in his way. Of course, I haven’t had time to lay out the circuits yet, so can’t begin drilling holes in my studs, willy nilly.
We’ll probably do some siding on Saturday and perhaps begin nailing down receptacle boxes to the studs on Sunday.
Oh! And Saturday we’re going to pick up a sofa couch (from our dear friend Marilyn M.) in the morning, so if you’re coming out, we won’t be there until noonish…call ahead to the Phillipsons if you’re not sure. My cell doesn’t work so well out there…

More Siding, Framing

With the good weather this past weekend, we proceeded with some more Hardi Plank? siding on the north side of the house.
Paul Haase came out on Saturday, and with my dad’s help we got one more short wall completely done and part of a full height wall. That puts us at about 25% done, what with four more full height walls to do, with their soffet and trim work, three more short walls, and the dormer faces.
It was great to have Paul out – we bonded on all things manly and construction-like.

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Wood Smoke

Crazy three-day weekend! On Saturday I went to Hearthwood and got the cathedral ceiling support for our chimney put in. I actually got to use a chain saw to cut a hole in my house! How many suburbanites have hankered to do that since that dream sequence in the burbs?
Anyway, I also got to climb on to the roof, which was great in that nice weather we had.
Jean and Lucas even came out in morning to help me set up, but it was too cold for my little man, so we all went back around lunch time.

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