We have more walls up!
We have had many of our friends ask when they could come up to help with the house. So, we set a date for a Framing Party for Saturday, December 29th and let all of our friends know about it.
But before everyone showed up, we needed to get the most complicated wall built since it was heavy on the calculations and decision making – something Hubs and I wouldn’t necessarily have time to do with 10-15 people looking for direction.
So on the 27th, Ahma and Pops (my mom and stepdad) came up to help with that wall.
It was all angles and complicated calculations and we had to make decisions on where (exactly) the door and window needed to go.
But we got it built and raised in about 6 hours.
On the 28th we prepped for the work day.
December 29, 2018
Here you’ll see a couple familiar faces, but mainly these are friends from church and a few others.
When all was said and done, we were able to build and raise 8 walls in one day. Eight! On the 27th, we got one. On the 29th we got eight!
We definitely couldn’t have done that without all the help from our wonderful friends.
And then we ran out of the right length studs. Guess my calculations were off.
So, an after-church trip to the lumber store was in order the next day.
Today is Monday the 31st. We have yet another friend coming today to help out. We should be able to finish all the bottom level framing. Then it’s time to put on the floor joists and floor sheeting and then the upstairs walls. But that will take a bit of time. Nothing like 8 big walls in one day!
Probably without even thinking too hard, you can guess what our goal for the New Year is. 😄
Finish this house!
Happy New Year!