They had horrible weather again on Tuesday, even worse, really. Raining sideways, and the ground was a big mud hole. But they persevered and got the plate on top of the walls finished. Good thing they had their new matching rain suits on to keep them dry and warm!
Thanksgiving weekend ended up being perfect weather, so Tom and Charlie got all the floor joists in place on Friday.
|Inside the basement. The ceiling is high, more than 8 feet.|
|They were able to fix that gap.|
|It was a hard day's work, but they got all the joists done on Friday so we could start laying the subfloor on Saturday. The guys were really happy. So was I.|
|Chuck securing the stairway landing . . . with Brian's valuable help!|
|This gigantic 30x50 foot tarp covers the entire floor. The angle of this photo makes the house look crooked, but it's not. You can see the pond down beyond the right corner.|
|Since we won't be doing any more building until spring, we have to keep that floor dry. That's Tom, Charlie, Rocky, Nadine, and Brian sitting on the edge.|
|Tom and Charlie conferring after the last subfloor board is nailed down.|
It looks so much bigger inside the basement now that the long, load-bearing wall is up, and of course, with the ceiling in place, it really looks like rooms. There is a living room, a bedroom, and the new laundry bar and overflow room on the other side of the steps. Once the windows and door are put in, it will be official shelter from the weather. Hooray!
|Tom at his worker dude finest.|