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Monday, October 24, 2011


Ready for Inspection!!!!

We've spent the last few weeks finishing the forms and installing rebar. Even though I THOUGHT I was done with the gravel I found that after the forms were in another inch or so of it had to be added - so I spent a day doing that. Once that was done I realized that I had to take some of it out! I was starting to feel like Sisyphus! But at long last it was done! All the forms are made, rebar and chairs are in and we've called for the footing inspection!!! Hopefully that will happen tomorrow. It's very exciting to see the shape of the house and both Rick and I are getting excited about seeing walls go up. That's next!

Once the inspection has happened (and approved) we will start making plans for the cement pour. With the cement goes J bolts to which the posts will be attached so 4 x 4s need to be ordered. Once the posts are up, the bond beam will go up so 2 x 8s need to be ordered. THEN it will be time to order trusses! Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can get this done before heavy winter weather sets in!!!


This is an "arial" view taken from the top of a ladder. Rebar is set out for installation.

Rebar in place with chairs.

I had to be very watchful of Tex as he thought the chairs were his "toys"! He managed to snatch one and ate it!!! He threw it up two days later!!!!


After getting the forms finished, we decided to mark off the rooms to see how they felt. What fun to see our house take shape!!!
Onward and UPWARD!!!!!

PS. If all goes well, we should be able to start framing in a couple of weeks so anyone out there who is interested in helping, mark your calendars!