Friday, February 27, 2015

Snow - February 2015

I didn't think the snow was coming. We had a dusting last Friday, and the weather guy's were saying a bigger snow storm was coming Wednesday.

The city shut down Wednesday in anticipation. The boys stood watch at the door.

I then told the boys they needed to take their nap and snow would be falling when they woke up. Sure enough, it did.

It was the prettiest falling of snowflakes. Big clumps.

The boys woke up and we went outside to play.

We couldn't get enough. It continued to fall all the way to midnight.

Side note: Mr. Brigglesworth owns several thick jackets, but refuses to wear them. Even convincing him to wear two shirts was a battle. 

Telling Mimi to come outside and play!

All they wanted was a snow fight!

The dogs were caught by surprise. My three barely went outside.

Then Kates and Hunter took off in the snow.

They loved it. We could not get them to come inside.

The next day, everyone was building snowmen. We did not get to. Mr. JCrew tried, but Little JCrew got hysterical when he started to roll up the ball of snow. He didn't want him to.

First thing Thursday morning, we played in the snow. The boys liked to walk and then turn around to see their footprints.

Mr. JCrew and I walked to the new house with a shovel in our hand to remove the snow on the foundation. We thought this would help get the workers back out there to finish.

We only shoveled in areas where they hadn't laid the beams above.

We came back to the house and played in the snow more.

This time, with a boogie-board "sled."

Mr. Brigglesworth kept falling.

But each time he'd say he was fine, just dirty.

Poor kid fell the first step he took out the door on Thursday.

The boys did not want to come in. They got out their shovels and were hard at work trying to clear a path.

We had to drag them in for a nap. Once Little JCrew woke up, he was dressing himself with his hat and gloves. His signal that he wanted to go outside to play in the snow.

And then they were out there again this morning. The snow has melted off the roadways and walkways, but they are still shoveling that snow that is left.

We will miss our snow. We had a lot of fun. But I am dreaming of warmer weather. I get the need for Spring Break now!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Interior Framing Has Begun

Monday was Dad's birthday. It was his second to celebrate in Heaven. The day was a quiet one, but so much progress was made on the house.

On Friday, the crew surprised me with framing in a bedroom and closet. On Monday they went to town! They framed the entire first floor! Just look at the difference.

Those are all taken from the same spot. You can't see across the house anymore.

So much lumber was delivered on Monday, that our make-shift driveway was packed.

Going inside, was awesome! It was so neat to walk in and smell lumber.

You couldn't wipe the smile off my face.

Before the guys left for the day, they were walking around with a really large level and bracing the walls they had just set up.

Every day I never want to leave.

With so much done in one day, I was excited to see what they would be doing the next day. Sure enough, they started laying the beams that will create the ceiling.

It really made a difference. You could feel how tall a room was.

Normal beams were laid where there would only be attic space.

I-joists were laid where a second floor would be above.

House framing

There are special LVL beam's that are in the house. They were delivered this morning.

House framing
House framing

It is really so much fun to walk through now.

You can picture things.

My only hope is that we get a roof on this house SOON! Then I won't care what the weather does.

Tomorrow we are getting more snow. I'm excited it should be a lot to play in. We'll just have to wait to see how it impacts the build schedule.

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