I’m so in awe of this entire house building process. It seems like five minutes ago it was all just a patch of grass and a dream. And then trucks came in, did some digging, and poured the foundation that would anchor us to the Earth – in this spot – for the rest of our lives.
And then these guys showed up – some of them shirtless, and all of them looking like the fun-loving, hard-working country boys I grew up with – and they looked at that concrete hole and were all, ‘Yeah, I could slap some wood on that…” and then they created this.
I’m just so in awe.
Here’s a look at the exterior of our home, and the end of our framing process.
The future entrance to our home. Where I’m standing to take this photo will be a cement pad, garages to the left and the front steps and doorway straight ahead. See the Board of Death leaning up against our front stoop? At some point there will be stairs there. (Unless you’re a solicitor. Then we just might keep the board.)
Below is a side view of our house, seeing the garages straight on.
Rear exterior view:
Rear exterior view, further along:
Rear exterior view even further along, with the addition of the roof for our screened in porch!
Back to the front, here’s a look at a little more progress on our front exterior and roof. There are still two more squares that need to be cut out for 2nd story windows above the entryway, and one more spot cut out for a lower level window at the bottom right corner of the house, but other than that, this is our exterior!
A little more front exterior progress…
And even more as the roof starts getting shingled and our framers wrap up:
Again. The awe.
They did all of the framing in about 3 weeks. Which means it took me longer to blog about it than it did for them to actually do it.
The start of framing:
The end of framing:
Do I really need to say it again?