October 2010

Beautiful Sunny Day – Roofing and Siding Progress

It was a real treat to feel the 60+ degree weather and warm sun absorb into my fleece. I took the opportunity to go for probably my last “tool” around town before it gets too cold for me to enjoy. Drove my wheelchair down to North Street to see all my friends at
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Mud Pit!

It’s just an absolute mud pit up on the hill after all the rain. The roofers and builders have tried to push on through the crappy weather, but today just got too slippery and messy. This didn’t stop the groundwork people doing the foundation for the library. Earlier
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Windows and Roofing

The windows showed up late last week, and the builders finished installing the majority of the rigid insulation and pressure-treated lumber to skirt/protect the foam at the ground level. Nine windows were installed, and although a few days late, the roofers dropped off all their
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Automation System Rundown

There has been a steady stream of UPS and FedEx trucks rolling in and out of our driveway over the past few weeks. What have they been bringing, but my automation equipment! I had the perfect opportunity to get everything organized this weekend. My sister and her husband (yes…
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Roof Finished, Earthwork, Rigid Insulation

Very busy day up on the hill! It finally warmed up this afternoon enough that I bundled myself up with a warm fleece, threw on a hat, and put my hood up like a gangster.  As I was rolling up State Street I could hear all sorts of commotion, sounded like heavy equipment moving
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Roof Sheeting Day 5

Brrrr! It was only 28 degree when I woke up this morning! Too bad, because the cold weather is starting to keep me from going up the hill as often as I’d like. Not to worry, because the builders are really picking up the pace trying to get everything closed in before it
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Bangor Daily News Article/Thank You Friends

Hey there friends, Just wanted to thank everyone for the tremendous response and outreach from the Bangor Daily News article that was on the front page of the paper this morning. Everything about this experience, from the journalist Emily who poured her heart into the story to
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Roof Sheeting Day 3

Okay, okay, okay… No posts for the last few days, but I’ve got a good excuse. Have noticed that my computer was acting a little boggy, the voice-recognition software was taking a little longer to recognize, and things just weren’t working the way that they should be,
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Roof Trusses Day 2

What a long, busy day hanging trusses battling the bitter wind. I’m sure the builders are more than happy that today is over and the roof trusses are all set in place. They started early in the morning by hanging the scissor trusses over the main living area. I think after
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Help Me Understand These Aerial Photos

Lots of people are trying to figure out what areas are where from the aerial photos. Maybe this will help make sense of everything.  If the writing on the floorplan below is too small just click the picture to zoom in.
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