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, so I did a major fall cleaning! Reinstalled the operating system on my new velociraptors and upgraded to the new Dragon NaturallySpeaking 11 and Microsoft Office 2010 and my computer is working so much better understanding/typing what I speak that I can’t even believe it!
On to the progress to date!
The builders have been working steady lining up the roof trusses and sheeting the surface. It has been tough going and taken more work/time than they had expected getting everything to line up the way they wanted. The areas where the gables come together are problem areas and have really forced them to pull out the level and chalk line. Even so, they’re plugging away making steady progress and everything looks just great.
Yesterday morning they made it through the backside of the house and were straightening out the intersection between the main house and porch/garage. This is one area that took lots of fine tuning.
Talking about this after the fact with Jerry, and looking at the photo above, it seems like it would have really made the builders’ life easier if the manufactured truss company had just extended the garage truss line right through the house to the porch. This would have eliminated that tricky hip intersection.
Mom and I then went from Staples, to Sears, and then online to Best Buy to check pricing on appliances. For the price/beauty/quality it seems like it’ll be really hard to beat the stainless steel Frigidaire Gallery series. Now we just need to see if Lowes will price match the $900 difference between their price and Best Buy.
We drove back to the house and met with the builders before the end of their day and took a few pictures of the progress.
A few last pictures show the progress for the day.
One thing that really struck me about these builders is a conversation we had with Jerry. He was talking about what a challenge it was to get everything lined up so that the roof and lines would be perfectly straight and how there was one issue that they still wanted to take care of. Something he said that we’d never notice, but that he and his brother would so it had to be fixed. Thought that was pretty neat! I think a lot of carpenters would cover up the issues and push on, but these guys are definitely taking the extra time to make sure everything is right.
And today I’ll be ordering the rest of the automated lighting and figuring out a few more details for the interior/exterior doors.