If I had to come up with a theme for this week, I would say DETAILS. I feel this week has been all about the details. Details in life. Details at work. Details of the house...both houses really. It all reminds me that it is the little details of the planning process for our new house that I don't want to forget. While it has been a lot of hard work, it has also been a lot of fun.
|The color of the nails that hold down the felt that will be under the shingles that go on the roof.|
I want to remember cleaning up all the wood, nails and sawdust and hope that it helps me not to take this for granted...How my sweet husband created spreadsheets to organize supplies, costs, and timelines...the ringtone that signified it was a 'house call'...Watching the weather every night to know whether or not the next days crew would be able to put in a full day... I also want to remember the fun (and funny) parts of building the house.
|Like G sticking her foot in the wet foundation in this area that will one day be the breakfast nook.|
I don't plan to mention anyone by name on the blog because I just feel weird knowing any random person could google their way into our lives. That's creepy. If you have ever spent much time with my husband, you already know that he loves a nick name, and rarely calls anyone or anything by a real name. So coming up for names for the various construction crews came naturally to him.
Team Floyd did the important part of getting the foundation squared away, and while it was exciting to see, I just couldn't visualize what the house would really be like. I couldn't wait for the framers to start...Team Fitzhugh. We've spent quite a lot of time with them this past month. They have been my favorite crew so far because, well, they've done the most visible part. They brought life to the plans. They get there early to get everything set up to begin working at 6:30 am. They also make the least amount of mess, which automatically gave them 100 bonus points from me. (And for that we brought them donuts for breakfast one Friday.)
|(The upstairs hallway and lots of attic space)|
Did I mention that we've finally got stairs? This has been my favorite detail so far. I'm not crazy about ladders and I have been on one far two many times over the past month.
|(Stairs! Love them!)|
|(Loft area at the top of the stairs)|
|Wrapping the house.|