Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Moving right along...

These are some pictures Jeff our contractor took on friday.

Jay is laying down a vapor barrier. Before the floor was built on top of the dirt floor with a crawl space underneath. Surprisingly though, things have stayed very dry in the past 100 years. We have some luck I guess.

After the vapor barrier they started laying the beams for the floor.

With insulation this time around....

And then the sub floor.

Last order of business before the weekend was to install the steal beam that is going to make the upstairs floor nice and snug again.

And that is 4 days of work, people. 

This is the foundation in the pastry shop and at first glance there was talk of excavation and relaying the whole thing. But the boys figured out a much smarter (AND CHEAPER!!!!) way to do it.

They've built this half wall and they will pour cement behind it which will tighten up the rock foundation and keep the roots from growing into the house...

Sexy beam.

Starting to frame out the walls. It was fun to see the old siding and the door but it's time to start buttoning things up.

Except for here where we are opening things back up. Gonna need a better door though.

The boys are upstairs today framing out the ceiling in the former GREEEEEEN room.

I'm trying to solve my heroine's problems. My dear Jeanie has all the answers but how did she get them? You'll find out when Transylvania Express comes to a theatre near you. 

Aaaaaand the birds of the day 

are Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal

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