We officially started framing on Wednesday 4/25...
...and by the time we got home from work on Thursday, the framing crew had finished the entire first floor! It was amazing!
We left the next day (Friday) for Kathryn's wedding...but our guys kept working...and when Nate got back to Ocean City on Sunday they were already up to the second floor!
Buuttttttttttttt, this is what the house looked like when I got home to Ocean City the following weekend!! I was so excited to get home to see it, and I couldn't believe how much got done while I was gone!
|View from the 3rd floor...|
Our windows went in on Friday...
Of course Nate took over when he got home...that's him in the black t-shirt on top of that crane! (So brave!)
And him again giving instructions to the head of the framing crew....
|He is yelling at me to hold on and stop taking pictures...|
|Made it safely to the 3rd floor|
This is how Nate got upstairs...
For me, this has been the most exciting part of building so far as we have literally watched our lot transform from a pile of dirt with some pilings / concrete into the shape of an actual house! I was really having a hard time visualizing the house (even with the architectural drawings) based off of the foundation only... And it looked so small!!! Even though Nate kept assuring me "houses look bigger and bigger as they are built", I didn't believe him until I saw the house all framed up for myself.
Our roof will be going on this week - pushed back from an initial time frame of last week...but such is construction! And then the exterior - siding, decks, columns, stucco, etc. should be started next week!
Meanwhile, we're busy designing the kitchen (!!!) but having a hard time