Dana moving a pile of lumber with the tractor.
Despite the experts’ and inspector’s opinions, 2×8 studs on 12″ centres can NOT support an 8′ backfill height. In layman’s terms? Double up the studs or be ok with the north wall eventually collapsing.
The first stringer of the second-floor staircase going in.
The main windowed-wall of the living room’s cathedral design nears framing completion.
Milly and Carson move crushed rock from the drop pile down to the bottom of the step footings.
This guy thinks he’s still 25. Grampa old hanging out a 15′ high window working on waterproofing with Blueskin.
Carson spreads crushed gravel deep in the step-footing trenches.
The view is one of the main reasons we settled on this land. Steve and I finished up the second floor decking on one of the nicest evenings of the year.
When you have to lift a 22 foot long 14×8″ timber by yourself, you have to get creative. And balance-y.
End of a good Sunday evening work session before the thunder and rain rolled in.