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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Day 20: Framing has Begun

The skies opened for a short period of time and the framers got to work.  It rained throughout the day and they just powered through.  We stopped by at lunch to see how much progress they had made and they were moving right along.  Then by the time we came back after work, they had nearly framed the first floor.

They expect to have the second floor done tomorrow and the roof trusses the following day with the roof sheeting right behind that.

Here are some photos.  There is no way I will be able to post them all.  I took a lot of pictures this time around.  Lots to see.

These were taken around lunch time.

Notice the Pile in the Back that's Gone!

Taking a Much Deserved Lunch Break

Doors and Windows

Basement Stairs

Tubs and Showers

These are pictures we took after work.


This is where they ended up for the day.  All the 1st Floor Exterior Walls were installed and nearly all the 1st Floor Interior Partition Walls.


  1. Love the last shot you posted--you should frame that for the house. Good progress! You'll really see the bones of your new house soon. :)

    1. That's a great idea. We will have a bunch of new empty walls to fill. I guess it makes sense, we put baby pics up in the house...why wouldn't you put up baby pics of your house? It's really neat seeing it finally framed.

  2. Wow is all I can say as you saw my day 1 didnt go as well as we had hoped but holy sh?>? it looks awesome so happy to see walls we have lost about 4 days we dont think they will start anything until friday :(...cant wait to see what you have by friday!

    1. It's like a big erector set. There was a foreman with a list that had locations of the panels and he just orchestrated all his workers. It was almost like a symphony...almost brought tears to my eyes.

  3. Wow, they go fast even in the rain! Looks fantastic. It's really going to progress quickly for the next week or so - blink and you'll miss it.

    I know you have been waiting to get to the point you were able to take/post pictures like this. It's going to look like a house very, very soon...

    1. This crew has been amazing, I'm more than impressed with how hard they work and the quality and pride they put into what they do.

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    1. Thank you. Have you gone by to look at it yet? Yours will begin soon. I can't wait to see another Highgrove go up in the neighborhood.