Monday, August 21, 2006

Building Upward

This is what Jim and the boys have been doing while I've been canning:

These are the first walls of our main floor! We've lived in our basement for almost 2 years and will probably still be down there for the winter, but we'll have the main floor roughed in and can work on it as we are able.

Hopefully this Thursday we will be ready to round up some friends to help raise the walls to an upright position. I think Jim was planning to keep them down until the trusses were delivered, but there isn't enough room on the roof to work on the 2 other walls.

Here is Jim, our master carpenter and building trades teacher! It's amazing how his engineering ordered mind can read a book, assimilate the information, and go out and do it. That's how our basement was built as well.


Marci said...

Oh Lynn, how exciting it must be for you. I can't wait to see those walls in the air!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the pictures. Looks like 1st and second floor walls all one piece?

What will the second floor floor joist rest on?

Gp B

Anonymous said...

No I guess it just looked that way. The last picture explains it. Looks like windows are 1 over the lower, or am I being desiesieved again.

Gp B

Emily said...

Hi Lynn! Hooray for you! Jim and Dwayne would get along great. Same type of mind. I can't tell you how many skills Dwayne has picked up after reading a "how-to" guide. He certainly never rebuilt a shed before but after reading up on barn restoration.....well, you saw the pictures on my blog! :) It must be such a blessing to see the work getting a start on your house. Will it be completed by next year then?

JM said...

How wonderful - a family working together to build their castle!


HomesteadHerbs said...

You are blessed!