Thursday, October 8, 2009

Friday Show and Tell ~ Week 2 Construction

We are in week two of construction and so far, so good. The framing is almost done, and we should be "dried in" within the next few days. Our contractor tells us that this is the fast part when the weather is nice, and it will get slower down the road. We are hoping to be done by the first week of December.

It is starting to get really noisy around here. There is loads going on inside and out. More of the house is being affected than I expected, but it still is not nearly as bad as people told me it would be. Yes, there is more dust, but the guys clean up after themselves really well. There is always the backyard to escape to when things get really loud inside.

The roof going on

Inside the house, there are pressure beams and bracing going on in Goldilocks' room to  give added support to the new room above.

Also her radiator is out and being replaced with a smaller radiator so that she will have more wall space. Her radiator was so large that it never could warm all the way across. We are very blessed that the radiator man is trading our huge radiator for two small radiators. The only cost to us is the labor. What a blessing that is!

One of our new to us radiators

Yikes, somebody get me some paint! The beams will be covered back up once the inspector has looked everything over at this stage.

As for the new room ~

It is coming along and we are starting to get a better vision of what it will look like. Several of you asked, "Who gets the new room?" That is a really good question. I don't know for sure. Timothy has first choice because he is the oldest. However, he is thinking that the room looks a bit claustrophobic with the attic like walls. More likely than not, the new room will go to Tom Sawyer (7), who is chomping at the bit to have it.

Next week our electricity is being brought up to meet fire and city codes, and our circuit breaker is being upgraded so that we have enough electricity for the new room as well as for the rest of the house. We've been tripping the circuit breaker for years.

Have a blessed weekend!

Blessings, Dawn


  1. Wow! It is really coming along.

    At least the weather shouldn't slow things down from this point on.

    Is it terribly distracting to the kids?

    My boys found it very hard to work when we had windows put in. They wanted to be out there watching, learning, and talking the ears off the workers.

    Have a great weekend,


  2. How exciting !!! I remember when I was a kid and dad remoldling. It is a adventure in the kids eyes. [0= When we built our house it took a lot of imagining what it will look like as the process goes along. You all are in a fun stage. I am sooooo glad you have been blessed by people in the whole process. ( the radiators)

    I can't wait to see this adventure through.

    Blessings and ((HUGS))

    In Him<><