Today they put in the windows and finishing touches on the outside second floor. Just the frames around the windows remain and I pick up the boards for that tomorrow.
Inside they put up the framing for the bathroom and the bedroom on the south side of the loft. Tomorrow they will do the north bedroom and study and do some more work on the supports for the great room. If all that gets done, the dried in package will be complete and the electrician, plumber, and air conditioning guys can start their work. The roofers are set up to do their job with the metal roof tomorrow.
Here's another aerial view, this time from the back.
Today the roofers arrived to add the flashing so the siding can be completed.
While the roofers added flashing to prevent leaks where the walls of the dormers meet the roof, the carpenters installed more doors, added trim around windows and doors, and added siding once the flashing was completed.
This is not a scale model of the house, but an aerial view from the extended forklift some 40 or 50 feet off the ground. (No, Wendy, I did not take the "ride" though I was invited to.)
Afterwards we went to Joe's Cinnamon Beach condo for Joseph's beach birthday party. He had a special homemake Kiwi cake, at his request. That's his favorite bird. Next time you see him, ask him to demonstrate his bird call!
You can't see the work from the front, but go around back and walk around the house and you can see today's work.
Oliver came out to check on whether grandpa has been using his new tractor mower to make the orchard safe for little boys to walk through. He says that my mowing passed inspection and it looks like a park.
Let's take a walk around the house to see the changes on Day 40.
Do we need to add a hitching post in the front to give it the true frontier look? Does the vertical garden give it a pioneer touch? We eat from it for our lunch when we're there--so far tomatoes and lettuce, but beans should be ready soon.
Our chief garden helper Oliver has been complaining that grandpa doesn't mow the lawn enough so that after just one week it is taller than he is. He no sooner said that (by way of his mother who gets tired of carrying him through the tickly tall grass) than a Lowe's delivery truck appeared with a surprise from Kim by way of Debbie and Oliver.
Do I look happy on my test mow? Thanks Kim, Debbie and Oliver!