I think that we are officially on week 14 of this housebuilding process, but seriously. Who cares? What matters is that progress is being made over here at the Smith plantation. Tyler keeps referring to it as Dozen Acre Farms, but honestly, it doesn't look anything like a farm. Okay maybe a little, it is just missing the huge gardens, berry bushes, fruit trees, and any animals of any kind. Other than that, yeah, we can call it Dozen Acre Farm. Hey! We have a woodshed!!
I am pleased to announce that the weathertight shell is one door and one window shy of completion. Just in time for the hurricane. As some of you may know, our biggest window was damaged in shipping, and after a very long stressful week the company has finally agreed to replace it. It is scheduled for delivery this coming Tuesday. The final door is a second story door and was ordered 2 inches too tall, so I had to order a new one. Which is now on site and will be installed this coming week. After this week our stressed builder can move onto being stressed somewhere else while we continue the battle with others.
Barry the Plumber started his engineering this past week, and as long as you don't mind that swiss cheese look the work is coming along nicely. Our insulators should be here soon which has Tyler in a tizzy trying to wrap up the last of the wiring and other odds and ends. When we built the other house; this last week before insulation and sheetrock were called crunch week as Tyler, John and I (some nights), were at the house until 10, 11 or midnight. At this moment, thankfully, it doesn't look like this week will be that bad. Actually, I just thought of a couple other things that need to be done before the drywall so I will get back to work and let the pictures speak for themselves.
The workshop/mudroom/kitchen ell
the upstairs hallway looking through the walls to Eli and Siah's room.