front elevation of plans

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Over the past week and a half Bonnie has been busy.  While I was crewing for a two man team doing RAAM she was working hard getting us closer to our goal of living in the addition by the time school starts in September.  Today we finished up the deck steps and bench seat.  The area in front of the wing wall is the seat that is hinged at the back so we can store deck stuff in it.  When totally finished it will have cushions on top.

 Another item on the list today was breaking down more of the existing exterior wall.  We pulled the windows and cut away as much of the wall as we could without having to move any utility.

The finished pantry was the work of Bonnie and neighbor Keith as a "Welcome Home" surprise.  One little finished corner (although without trim or flooring) was a really good feeling.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We had a big day today.  We passed our drywall inspection!  Now we can really start to make the addition part of the existing.  Over the past several weeks we've started breaking through on the main level.  It started with taking out a window.

 Then it progressed to pulling out the door and framing in the area that is the bookcase/handrail.
 Since this is the anniversary of President Regan's 'tear down that wall' speach, we decided to do just that.

The space feels much more open.  Bonnie made the comment that it's starting to become a grown ups house, I couldn't agree more.  Bonnie has already stared on the mud and tape.  I only have a couple more day to work and than it's off to crew the RAAM.