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, November 16, 2005

Beams are up! Gas line... (with Pictures!)

Oh dear. It was a cold day here. When the sun shone us it was really nice but by afternoon it clouded over and it was just plain... chilly.. burrrrrr.

We hired a crane to help us lift two huge beams into the ceiling of the 2nd floor. That was at 8am this morning. At the same time the gas company was working hard at running a gas line down to us.

Tomorrow the cable company comes to run lines to the house. They will supply our local phone, cable TV, and high speed internet.

By late afternoon we were measuring from the beams to the outside of the house for floor joist length. Till we got so cold that we called it a day.

I really need some hot chocolate to warm up! Come on back later, I'll post some pictures of our crane experience.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

2nd Floor Framing DONE!

We hired a crane for Wednesday in order to place the two long beams that will support the attic floor. I'll be sure to take pictures of the process and get them posted.

As soon as those beams are in... the floor joist and subflooring will get started.

The weather has turned cold. Today is pretty cold. Need hat and gloves... cold. Well, heck it is the middle of November!

We were just hoping that the warmish weather would continue until we got the roof up.

Monday, November 07, 2005

Pushed up another couple walls. Rich is putting up cap plates. Just a few walls left for the 2nd floor!

It's a nice day with temps in the low 60s. What a blessing for this time of year!!! We're hoping that it continues until we can get the roof up.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

5 more walls go up on 2nd floor!

It was a beautiful day here yesterday with temps in the low 70's. Just perfect for working on our home.

We've been working on framing the walls on the 2nd floor. Yesterday we pushed up 5 more walls. Today we'll push up the center hall wall which will give us room to build more walls!

Sorry that I haven't posted more pictures. Keep forgetting my camera.

Well it's another opportunity for picture taking... Stay tuned!