Our House Building Adventure

We bought 3 acres of raw land in Wyoming... started clearing it... dug the basement... poured cement... and started framing!

This blog details our house building adventure... building our new home... ourselves!

Wednesday, October 26, 2005

North & South 2nd floor walls go up!

We just pushed up the North & South walls on the 2nd floor. Yeah!!!!

Tomorrow, Rich and I will chalk lines for the rest of the 2nd floor walls.

I'll post some pictures tomorrow.

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Got help again today!

Darryl is back to help Rich. What a blessing!!!! They work well together.

The plan is to put up some more of the sheathing.

Monday, October 17, 2005

2nd floor East & West walls

2nd floor East & West longs walls go up.

Another view of the 2nd floor.

Sheathing goes up on 1st floor.

Wall Raising! 2nd floor East & West walls

This is the story of the 2nd floor, East & West wall raising...

Here 1/3 of the West wall awaits it's raising.

And 1/3 of the East wall waits...

The 1/3 part is raised with a crew waiting to lift the remaining 2/3rds of the East wall. On a count of 3... Wait, I've got to put down the camera and join the crew...

The 1/3rd wall on East side is up and braced. Thanks for your help Darryl!

The 1/3rd of West wall is up... now for the next part...

Friday, October 14, 2005

work continues on the 2nd floor...

Rich finished putting down the subfloor for the 2nd floor this past Friday.

This week he's been working on the outside walls for the 2nd floor. It is going to be so exciting to see those walls go up!!!

He's had a helper the past couple days. That, has sure been nice!!! Makes things go a lot faster.

As soon as we push up one of the walls, I'll post a new picture.

Thursday, October 06, 2005

subfloor for 2nd floor, continued...

It's a lovely, sunny, warm day here in northern Wyoming. Just glorious, actually... after the rain and snow that we had several days ago. That put us 2 days behind....

Rich is back at it! He's working length wise at putting the subfloor down. Got the 1st row done and started on the 2nd row yesterday.

Soon, we'll enjoy some lunch together and I'll get an update!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005

subfloor for 2nd floor

On Saturday, Rich was able to haul up to the 2nd floor all the subflooring boards that he needed. He even got them laid out.

Then... the rain came on Monday followed by blistery cold rain and snow on Tuesday...

Sure is mucky down there today! This clay mud is so sticky!

The sun is shining bright, the birds are singing away (they're as glad as I am to see sun!), and Rich is back at it!

The mountains that surround us are snow capped. Very pretty!