Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The Remodel Part I

Plan B:

We had not intended to pour a concrete floor in this section of the house. But, well, eventually, that is just what we decided to do. Why stick with Plan A? Life would be much too boring that way. (I for one, am very glad we didn't in this case. Pouring concrete also meant we could lower the loft floor for a lot more head room. Very nice, that.)

The one finished room. Good, let's rip out the floor. It did make sense in the long run.

A small portion of the scrap building supplies we were accumulating and storing.

Tea break and planning. In cold weather it is what we do. It is also what we do in hot weather. But that isn't the point here. Honestly though, it got pretty cold at times. I would often take the female crew hot water bottles to warm them. I would have done the same for the guys, but they weren't into that so much.

Trenches through the mud. My brother dug these with a machine, but then we had to back fill them by hand. More pictures of that later. (Hopefully.)

Cleaning the rental machine in the cold.

Never to "tired" to compute. I really couldn't resist.


Hannah said...

Haha! I like the picture of the girls who are never too tired to compute. :D How long ago were these pictures taken? I'm guessing at least several months ago...

Tricia Regar said...

You're doing a nice job with this house-building diary. I'm enjoying watching the progress...without having to do any of the work. ;-)

TW said...

Yes, I'm just now starting post the pictures so they are starting out several months old. I'm hoping to catch up here soon. :) But,the good news is, this way you don't have to wait so long to see the progress. :)

Hannah said...

'Tis true! :)