• Phase 3: Framing

    El Capitán

    Look at this Jolly guy: My dad, for over 30 years, operated a residential and commercial plastering business, but because of the economy they had to close their doors. It’s been pretty sad to watch a man who was top in his field go to a standard employee who drives semi-trucks and holds no authority. My dad was amazing with what he did. He was one of the pioneers for putting foam under plaster to create trims and shapes around buildings – now they sell those pre-made shapes at big box stores. He also had textures that were never replicable and people always paid high dollar to have him do…

  • Phase 3: Framing

    There’s So Much Room to do Activities!

    It’s been a whirlwind of activities here at the Hambel house. Between building an addition, full time work, and last minute trips to the park/zoo/pool before school begins, I barely had time to realize how long it’s been since I’ve updated this blog…but don’t worry, Mike didn’t let you guys down, he bugged me about it almost everyday for last four days he has been home. So, here it is! Last time I wrote we had just had a bunch of our friends show up and help us lift all the floor trusses into place. We are so far beyond that now that I feel like summarizing it all up…

  • Phase 3: Framing

    Hambels On Strike

    At least from blogging. There was no point in blogging one more day on demolition, and I was soooo over it. So, I refused to write anything until I could open a new chapter in this blog…Specifically “Framing”. If you noticed from some of the recent pics, a little bit of framing has already taken place. The new front entry is built. Where the stairs are going to be is in place. However, there was still a whole lot of old stuff that had to be removed to make way for the new stuff (and yes, stuff has become the technical term). Though there are still a few tiny scraps…