I love the framers. I really do. Their work is full of flash, progress, and optimism. After a day with the framers, it makes it feel like the job is in fast forward and this whole thing is zipping ahead.
We stopped by the house on Tuesday and it looked the same as the week before. There were important changes, like the plumbing, but plumbing isn't sexy. (Although the plumber is another story...)
It was discouraging. I left wondering if we'd ever move out of my sister's house (she seconds the sentiment, I'm sure). I expected nothing when I returned yesterday, but then I saw the framers. In one day, a ton of work happened.
The existing house was naked, having been stripped of cedar shingles.
We have a fireplace! It's protected behind the cardboard. The windows were properly cut out the the existing window closed up. My window vision has come to fruition and it looks awesome.
The start of the kitchen island is there, in pony wall form. (The pony wall is needed to support the plumbing for the sink and dishwasher.)
The old side door is now gone as Kevin's office takes shape.
Our electrical was upgraded yesterday, with the old panel ripped out, leaving a temporary gap peeking into Clover's room.
The biggest change was the living room skylight. The guys were working when I arrived, and some time later there was a big thud. Let there be light.
Windows go up next week and siding should go up in two weeks. I'm feeling optimistic again.