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 darned perfect!
Monday morning was mostly spent getting everything going. Lumber was ordered and then showed up an hour later, Jerry had a meeting with the engineered truss manufacturer, and several lines of chalk were laid to get everything square and lay the template for the pressure-treated sill. That afternoon the first wall was built, and this morning they put it vertical and started working their way around the house.
The very cool thing about this is I never had to mention that I wanted a way up on the slab to be part of the project. They just made it and I’m very happy to be up there, be a part of everything, and probably be a big pain in the rear.
The first place I went to when I got up on the slab is a spot where I’ll spend hundreds of hours each year… sitting by the windows in the family room looking out. When I drew this in CAD and looked at the 3-D rendering I thought it looked like a pretty awesome space, but being there and just being a part of my surroundings both inside/out made me realize what a perfect space I had created. This is going to be so AMAZING!
So yeah… things are going just great!
Expect more photos and a better description of the framing techniques to follow very soon. The trusses are being made and we’re headed to SW Collins tomorrow to make some final decisions on the siding/singles and get a better idea about some stuff with the kitchen.
Wow Mike this is an amazing project you are managing. I am very impressed and you might be starting a great blue print that can be the model for future homes. You are onto something special here, wishing you the best and say hello to your family for me.
Hey Sergio! Most excellent to hear from you! Thinking we'll have to have you/your mom/sister up here when it's all finished to get away from the Texas heat like you did over 20 something years ago!