Monthly Archives: June 2016

Meet the Crew

Lucas and his crew have been making very good progress on the house.  Each day I arrive after work it is exciting to see something new.  By next week they plan to have the house and roof sheathed and our electrician will come in and wire over the weekend.

Meanwhile, the garage is still on hold and we are rethinking out plans of building the garage first and moving into the garage while the house is built.  Now we are thinking that we will move into the basement while the house is built.  Before we can move in, some pretty significant things have to happen.

  1. New septic
  2. Plumbing – at least on the 1st floor as the bathroom has to function
  3. Electric
  4. Roof
  5. Windows & doors

I am sure there are some other things but those are the big ones that come to mind.  And we would like to move in by Aug 1!!!  Here’s the guys who will make it all happen.

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Lucas – he’s the boss!

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Oso – Lucas’ dog.  He’s 2nd in command.

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Oso is one of the few on the crew that is taking advantage of the lake. Hot days lately!

Rob picking up at the end of the day.

Rob picking up at the end of the day.

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Rob showing no fear of heights!

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Scott, holding the post, is also a welder, irrigation, electical, etc. Pretty multi-talented.

Dale tore down the old lake house, has prepped the sites, back filled and is now doing some landscaping.  Here he tries to explain why he munched another one of my perennials!

Dale tore down the old lake house, has prepped the sites, back filled and is now doing some landscaping. Here he tries to explain why he munched another one of my perennials!

The new front yard is taking shape - can't wait to see what Dale  is able to do with it.

The new front yard is taking shape – can’t wait to see what Dale is able to do with it.

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Dan the man.  He had the fun job of sealing the garage foundation.

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Trusses

We are so pleased with the progress on the house.  Each day brings something new and exciting.  Today, it was the beginning of trusses on the house.  The garage foundation has also taken a step forward.

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6.9.16 Upstairs…what I call the kid’s (as in someday the grand kids) room facing Angie and Rick’s house.

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Still need to pour slab on garage.  About 3 wks behind schedule on garage which allows house to be ahead of schedule.

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Love the staircase to the 2nd floor.  And the window right above the 1st tread was an add on.  Dan thought we should add one there and he was absolutely right!

Homework

Dan and I have been excited to help with the house and we are looking forward to some solid homework.  But for now, Lucas only has us on clean up.  We stop by after work each night and refresh the cooler with ice and beverages.  We clean up all the leftover wood, nails, insulation, etc.  We basically tidy up the place so the guys don’t have to waste a lot of time with that.  Over Memorial Day weekend Lucas finally gave us some real homework – insulate the basement.  Luckily, Dan knows how to do all this or I would be lost.  I learned a lot.

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The week of 5.30 – 6.3 has been an exciting one. When the rooms on the 1st floor were framed it all started to take shape.

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In the basement I helped Dan with insulation.  My jobs were pretty simple like putting the washer on the screw and knocking excess cement off the wall.  

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It was hot and Bella found a cool spot on the cement floor – under the new staircase.

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Future location of a french door – Dan checks out the view.

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Bella approves the view, too!

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