I told you last week that big things are happening!!! This is super exciting. C installed the lights in the rooms that are under the loft. The next step is wiring. He hooked up the generator to the breaker box so that we can have electricity before we install the solar panels and wind turbines. … Continue reading I told you!
I don't post as much when we are just working on tires. It seems boring and monotonous. We went out today and C took down the concrete forms around the top of the first floor while I almost completed one section of the leftover wall in the pantry, and we rebuilt one level of living … Continue reading More tires
Well, we did it... sort of. After weeks of preparation we finally had the concrete poured to level the first floor, create the pillars, and fill in the walls. It was extremely difficult to do this with just C and I. The plan was that he would be directing the concrete on the top while … Continue reading More concrete!
Today I Refilled the bottom layer of tires on the living room wall we tore down the other day. It is now ready to have the next layer put back up. I also added tires to the wall in the pantry. After I fill these tires I have 3 more layers until they are level … Continue reading Building up again
We were supposed to be pouring concrete this week but of course the forecast called for rain, and yet again it didn't rain, go figure. We have all the forms up and ready but this allows us to prepare even more by filling in all the gaps with thick concrete on Sunday so we don't … Continue reading So much done, so much yet to do
It doesn't seem like we have done very much today, especially after the extremely productive 2 days we have just had, but it was quite a busy day. We started off this morning with gravel trucks bringing gravel for our driveway. We finally made the decision, after watching the weather apps on our phones tell … Continue reading On to the next thing.
We stayed out until 10 tonight finishing the loft. It looks amazing. I was able to get pictures of it when we were about 2/3 finished. By the time we were completely done it was way too dark out to get a good picture. I will take them tomorrow and include them in my post … Continue reading The loft is complete
Today we went out and put up 7 of the subfloor boards. We started on the scaffolding until we had a line from the front of the loft to the tire wall. Then we were able to climb from the tire wall onto the floor and sit on top of the sub-flooring to screw the … Continue reading We stood up
Sunday mornings are one of the few times we have available to work on the house. We went out for almost 4.5 hours today and worked out butts off!! We almost completely finished the floor joists. We have four more stabilizing pieces to put in the boy's room before we can start putting up the … Continue reading We almost have a second floor!
We are almost finished putting up the loft. We finished putting the walls up, then put up all the beams for the loft that went on top of the walls. After that the floor joists between the walls went up. This is where we are currently. To get the support we needed for the joists … Continue reading The loft