Saturday, April 24, 2010

Belated March 1-31, 2010 Home Improvements...

March 1























































































Working after the other men have left... in preparations for cement day tomorrow...


March 2



Making sure everything is stable and ready to go for pouring cement...






An eye and tongue metal format is used to keep the wood in place. (I am not sure of the professional name for them, but they were cool to me.) :-)This is at the top where another piece of metal was used to "lock" it into place.






An eye and tongue metal format is used to keep the wood in place. (I am not sure of the professional name for them, but they were cool to me.) :-) This is in the middle of a row of them.






They don't just pour in the cement, they put a vibrator machine inside as well to settle the cement.






View from the boys' window... broad perspective...






View from the boys' window...


March 3



Showing progress slowly but surely...






First floor support walls complete...






The view into the basement... at the far left end is where steps will go up.






Lupo has had a lot of excitment recently. Good boy!




















View from the upstairs window near my in-law's front door.


March 6










First and only REAL snow of this winter.






Sunset... Gorgeous Colors!! Great job, Lord!


March 20













Some perspective...


March 23



The hole left after the window was removed.






Our front door is to the left. This is the top view of what will be the second floor.






Under that covering is what will be our basement/kid's play room... (or at least that is the plan.)













What a mess, huh?






This perspective is not longer available.






The window is officially closed off...


March 29



First floor with support walls and second floor nearly ready to cement.






The upstairs window has been closed, the window removed. And, there I am!













Our "second floor"...













I think I see our front door... I think... Oh, there it is!






It is a jungle under here! (our first floor with supports at ceiling and second level)






Peek-a-boo!


March 31 Prototype Window!



Anthony's prototype window!! He is going to try to make the windows of the new addition. He did a great job.






The handle to Anthony's prototype window!!! I like!!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME!!!! I can't wait to see it all done! Looking good folks!
    Jul

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