• Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation

    Weather Forcast: Bright and Sunny, no clouds

    Demo day eight-hundred million, six-hundred and fifty-four thousand, five-hundred and eighty. Not really, but it seriously feels like it. When we will stop demoing? I am ready for a new blog category! Sigh I’ve got this sneaking suspicion that this is what hell may be like. Demoing with no end in sight. Not a breath of cool breeze. Never ending thirst, 100+°F weather with the sun radiating directly down on me without even a hair of shade, while the drywall and sawdust clings to my sweat covered skin. If you want to know what it feels like, even for a second, turn your oven to high broil, wait a good…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation,  Uncategorized

    The Roof is On Fire

    (1) I wish. Then I wouldn’t have spent three days working on it. My gawd it’s awful work. I would never be a roofer. It’s hot, and I don’t mean just the air around you, but physically the asphalt shingles will burn your skin. The good news is, I got a great tan, the bad news is, well there is just waaaay too much bad news. Tan lines, broken lights, finding out the past owners connected copper to galvanized fittings, I’m sure there’s a bunch more. Plus one of our friends fell off the roof and had to go to the ER for stitches. Basically three days of back breaking…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation

    Pour Party!!!

    Guess what? We passed our footing/slab inspection! To celebrate we are having a party! Too bad I forgot to send out the invites, but you were all invited to our pour party! It was yesterday!!! The day began bright and early (a bit too early for this girl, which is why I did not post anything about what happened yesterday until today, I apologize, I was tired, but I took lots of pictures!!!). I used to like to party into the early morning…but these guys like to party in the early morning. (Yeah, I’m cheesy). How about that brown grass? Pretty classy right? It’s okay, I know you’re just jealous,…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation

    Solid As a Rock

    When you build a house from scratch you have to start by clearing the land, grading the property, building a pad, then digging footings, and if that doesn’t sound foreign enough you have to actually know how to do them (not just what those crazy words mean). When you build an addition, preparing the site is not as big of a job as preparing for an entire house and anyone could probably do it (if you can dig a hole that is)…at least that is what Mike told me. I was a bit skeptical (only because I’ve never done it before). After all your house is only as strong and…