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 of drywall that will eventually need to be torn down, I refuse to address them anymore, because now we are building people!

Trusses are up! And we are so grateful for all of our friends who showed up and helped lift them into place. No matter what was going on in their lives (just got back from the dentist with a half numb face or on his way out of town for a week) they dropped it all.

Then at the end of the day, as the sun began to set over our house we enjoyed a nice long beer break with the people that matter most in our lives.

This very act made me remember how it must’ve been 60+ years ago when Mike’s Grandpa added a second story to his house and all his neighbors were the only subcontractors who helped him do it. It’s a great feeling.

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