And they are framing....
YIPPEE!!! YAY!!! YAHOO!!! We were doing a little happy dance this past week as they began framing. Gosh that part of the work goes quickly, with some real and significantly noticeable progress each day. In less than a week, they have the bottom floor frame, and are working on the floor joists and sub-floor today, with the intention of beginning the framing of the top floor tomorrow. Did I say yippee?!?
There have been several deliveries of building materials (and the invoices that go with them). Here's the Canuck beside one pile.
In the master bedroom, we've designed a bump out area that I plan to use as a reading, sitting, listening-to-the-rain, comfy spot. I have to find the right chair and ottoman (and I'm on a mission for that this weekend), but the framers are getting it ready.
And to add a bit of a complication for the contractors, a Killdeer bird has decided to lay her eggs right in the middle of the driveway in the front of the garage. Our builders and the delivery guys are trying to work around her to save the nest, and give the eggs time to hatch (my dad has even marked the spot with a red flag so we all know where it is) but she better hurry up and crack those things. :) Here is she is, in all her nest-guarding glory, and in the background is the view across the road from the front of the new house. We have peaceful, beautiful views from both sides. Love that!
The framing part of construction is by far the most exciting thus far. It's great to see the rooms and areas taking shape. I'm already figuring out furniture placement!