A.M. Pics of the Garage

7:40 AM right as the carpenters were showing up
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Wow! Look at All the Trusses! VelociRaptors Arrived!

Holy cow that’s a lot of wood is what I thought as I drove up State Street and looked at the gigantic pile of trusses sitting on my front yard.  Even more remarkable is the fact that there was another huge pile sitting in the backyard.  What a roof system, and they’re of so
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Garage Concrete Poured Today

Still not sure if I’m ticked off or just so relieved to see that the concrete has been poured for our garage that I don’t care.  Funny thing happened today.  Woke up this morning like any other Saturday, worked on a website a little, had lunch with my grandparents,
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Automation System Phase 2: Parts Ordered

Okay folks… it’s now 7:46 PM.  Let’s see how much I can get written before I head into the next room to watch SURVIVOR. Automation!  This was a huge day for me!  There’s no way any of you could realize this, but over the last 6-8 weeks I put my automation
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Interior Wall Framing, Garage Radiant Heat Tubing

The weather hasn’t really been our friend this week, but what else can you expect up here in Northern Maine!  We have a beautiful summer with scarcely a moment of bad weather and then we start building a house and the farmers start harvesting their potatoes and it’s
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Garage Rebar, Interior Wall Framing, Radiant Heat

Finding it awfully challenging to concentrate on schoolwork with the house being built throughout the day.  Seems like I want to be right in the middle of everything throughout the day and seldom get what I wanted accomplished during the day.  Not like it’s going to change
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Four Walls Up And Cutting A Few Trees

The carpenters finished most of the fourth wall on Thursday and then it rained all day on Friday, and we cut some trees this morning to clear out the view towards Big Rock and Aroostook State Park.  A big thank you to Steve Higgins for cutting most of the big stuff! Onto
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Three Walls up, One Long One to Go

Missed a bit of the action this morning as mom and I drove to SW Collins in Caribou to pick out some more things for the kitchen and make our final decision on the siding/roof shingles.  We drove out with our mind set on a brown laminated siding that resembled natural cedar, but
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The House Is Going up!

Day 2 of framing and the house is going up quickly!  It’s so amazing how at different points in this project the house has looked small, then it looked bigger, and small again, and I’m happy to say now that they’re raising the walls it’s looking awfully
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69 Yards of Concrete

YAY!  CONCRETE WAS POURED TODAY!!! Woke up this morning around 6 AM  to drive up the street to watch seven and a half big trucks full of concrete, be dumped into Craig Gustofsen’s pump truck, and then splattered across our foundation.  Brrr… what a chilly start to the
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