Yesterday's work started at 7.15 am, with the placement of platforms and scaffolding to enable working on the logs on the upper part of the house.
Very quickly, the remaining log truck from Friday was emptied; the window frames for the great room and the dormer for the upstairs bedroom were in place.
|Rocky and Neal install great room window frames|
While more scaffolding was assembled for the next step, Spousal Unit and I took a walk down to the lake. He snuck a picture of me!!! We love the open aspect of this part of our lot, and have many plans for a fire pit near this spot.
|Looking from lake back toward the house|
By then, the next (and last) truck had arrived.
Peak above kitchen; through lower kitchen window the
arch in the loft can be seen
During the lunch break, we took a few shots from inside the house. Way back when (November), we took a lot of time with the surveyors on the placement of the house, and now that it is here, we can feel that we chose wisely.
|View from loft through kitchen and out large window|
View from "bed" in master
through door onto deck
After lunch, the truss was moved from its storage location in the garage into its rightful place over the front porch. During measurements, Odin was heard to say "It's off by an eighth of an inch", so of course it had to be adjusted! As I have already said, the precision is incredible.
|Five logs later|
|Last porch log in place|
|Ben added the pine branch!|
|Rocky in his 'office'|
|Last peak log goes into place|
Our neighbors Ryan and Holly came by with several of their kids, and the timing was perfect to see the (nearly) finished house. We were thrilled to walk them around and share our dream with them. Rocky moved the crane out to the road and we were able to capture the first shot of the front of the house without anything blocking the view. Jokingly, we told Neal that we had decided the house should move 15 degrees to the right!