Lots more forms are up with just a few more to go in the lowest spots. We should have foundation walls poured next week. They re-poured a section of the footings that were a foot too high. We would have had a 7-foot tall storage room, but now it is fixed to be 8-foot.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Even more rebar is going in and forms are being put in place to pour large concrete foundation walls. It is amazing how all the rebar is interconnected. If anything slides down the hill, the whole house is going with it!
Monday, October 25, 2010
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Every year Nick and I have been together, we always ask at the end of the year, how can we top the next? We’ve travelled quite a bit, done a lot of hiking, exploring and finding new adventures. We’re pretty 100% sure there is no way we can top this year or next year. We found out we were having a baby more than a month ago, but were keeping mum about it until today’s appointment. We saw the heart beat at 6 weeks, but we wanted to be absolutely sure everything was good to go. We’re at 11 weeks now and the baby is looking good. We saw the heart beat, the head, arms and legs move around. Very emotional moment for us.
We actually took the test August 31st. I wasn’t completely sure because the line was faint, so I took another the next day. Sure enough the plus line appeared!
We’re super super excited for the baby, probably more excited than the house building. Yeah, we’ve been living in a dump of an apartment, but it’ll be all worth it in the end. We’re going to be cutting it very close. The house is supposed to be finished March/April 2011. Baby Cramer is due May 12, 2011. Baby and new house all in one year…..definitely hard to top that!
More rebar was set up in the footings to reinforce the walls. They will be pouring concrete either tomorrow or Friday. Not 100% sure yet.
Looks like a jail cell
Doug and Naomi came out to help us decipher all the footings
Plans for the daylight basement part. Most of what we’re walking on is the daylight basement so we pulled this out to figure out all the footing locations and concrete walls. I’ll post a photo of the main level next time we go out to the site.
Monday, October 18, 2010
The workers put in a bunch of rebar in the footings today.
This is one of the tall walls with long bent rebar
On the main level this square is the master bedroom, on the daylight basement level this square is a bedroom, underneath the daylight basement bedroom this square is a garden storage
View of the footings on the main ground
Nick and I have been really confused as to what footing is what exactly, so we consulted the footprint of the house that was in the tube on the lot. The footprint only shows one level of the house, which is the main level. Eventually the big mounds of dirt will be used to backfill after the concrete walls are put in. There is nothing underneath the third bay of the garage except crete slab. We have a better idea of where the two decks are going to be exactly and where the corner of the office/craft room and kitchen are located (kitchen is ABOVE the office/craft room).
Saturday, October 16, 2010
This is Mr. Miscnuk, he is Ukranian. He and his two workers set up all the forms.
One of the workers, he was very nice
The other worker cleaning up
We have extra wide footings so the house doesn’t slide down the hill
Third floor garden storage
Standing on the main level looking down