After a great deal of urging from me, David reduced the fourteen week construction period to twelve... though I know that deadline really is not likely to be met.
|Then on Friday, July 7, we built a wall! |
The framing crew is much too small for my liking -- a mere 3 guys the first few days.
|Saturday, July 8th -- three walls!|
|July 10th -- the garage framing is added (right side). There's David in blue shirt and ever present flip flops.|
I worry ... don't want him to be injured. (Might cause construction delays.)
|July 11th - Wayne's standing in the golf cart garage. |
We will have space for shelves and washer and dryer too.
|July 11th - Hard to see but the boards in the middle are porch support posts. |
Three or four are needed to support the 12' forward section and 8' sides of the porch.
|From the rear.|
|Lexie and Ozzie enjoy exploring their new place.|
Can you see them there on the right...
|The area in front of where Ozzie is standing will be laid in circular patterned pavers -- it's the fire pit area.|
Lexie is standing on the raised pad where the screened gazebo will be built.
The concrete will be stained once construction is complete.
The power pedestal wiring was inspected on Wednesday, July 12th and we established the first utilities account we've had in seven years. (Insert icky face here)
|Porch framing started - July 12th|
|On Saturday, July 15th, the roof was started. Gee, it looks big now.|
|The front porch roof decking was started on Wednesday, July 19th. Steve found a few more framers, though some of these had to be fired. Seems he is able to keep a few going all the time though. I like Steve so far.|
|July 20th. Standing in the doorway, the full bathroom is on the left.|
Kitchenette is on the right with a pocket door into the golf cart garage where we'll have laundry space too.
|July 20th. The golf cart garage and laundry. There will be a double door here.|
|By July 24th, the roof decking was coming along nicely and it's easier to see the porch area. |
Still a couple of posts to be installed.
|July 27th from the vacant lot beside ours.|
|July 27th from another angle.|
|July 27th David, the contractor. No, he hasn't been to the beach.|
He continues to impress me with his positive attitude, attentiveness and courtesy.
|Steve on the roof and one of his carpenter helpers, below. It bothers me that they work in the oppressive heat.|
They are finishing the roof decking and making way for the roof to be installed in the next few days.
|Steve's girlfriend comes along some days. It's cool on the porch and they have a radio blaring.|
David continues to feel the project is moving along at a good pace and despite the daily showers, we aren't being washed out. This concludes the casita framing post. Next, we'll watch the metal roof, doors and windows go in.