Time to Redefine our Lives in Oregon

What an Incredible Week!!

It’s amazing how time flies.  It has been almost 2 weeks since I updated this blog, and I can’t believe the progress that has been made.  I’m going to highlight the week that I missed, then on Sunday (my regular blogging day), I’ll catch up.

A lot of work went into the house during the first week of November.  All of the trusses were set into place, the interior skeleton structure of our home went up, as well as sheer walls, and……..drum roll please…………….our ROOF!!  I’m not kidding…..we have a completed roof over the house!  Everyday, I came home from work and BAMM!!, there was something new to see.  I was so happy to see our home going up so quickly, but also, if I’m being honest, a little leary.

Tony had been out of town on business most of the week, and so many things were happening so fast.  I was wishing Tony was there to check everything and make sure things were getting done correctly.  I look at it and go….”wood, nails, pipes, duct work….uhhhhhhh..looks great to me!!”  Tony looks at it and goes, “welll, I need to talk to Kyle about this,….” “If I were here I would have asked them about this…”  Unless something is glaringly out of place, I don’t see the details he does.  I was glad when he got home and was able to see everything (well…everything is still wide open inside, as it should be at this point.)  He made a list…..let’s call it our DETAILS list…but that will be in my next blog  : p

Oh, btw, Kyle is our Managing General Contracter working for Adair Homes.  He comes out to inspect the work as it is being completed by the subcontracters.  He is our go-to guy for most things…the more contractual stuff, we still talk with Charlie.  This has been a really good check, double check system for us.  It is really nice to know that there are more than one set of eyes on our build…..there is a whole team behind us!!

Okay…enough of me………here are some picture highlights of the week (the first week of November.)

A lattice work of trusses waiting to be put into place.

Interior walls taking shape

Sunlight through the unfinished roof.

I hope they fix that!! HAHAHA

Just a really cool picture!!

The roof is taking shape!

The boards are all in place...ready for the tar paper and shinglesIt's starting to get cold at night......It's starting to get cold at night......

The roofing material has arrived!!!

The roof is complete!!!!

Comments on: "What an Incredible Week!!" (4)

  1. Paul and Cathy said:

    How wonderful!! I see blue skies and sunshine – no rain?! Yeah! We love you all.

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    • So here is the story about the rain…..Tony kept telling me….don’t worry, I have it on Good Authority that it is not going to really rain until the house is weather proofed…roof on, siding up, windows in. Guess what…the night that the siding was completed (roof was on, windows were in place) it poured like cats and dogs most of the night! It hadn’t rained that hard for that long the entire time that the wood was exposed. It rained little bits now and then, but not hard, and not without a day or two of sunbreak to dry it out. Since it has been weather proofed…the more frequent rains have begun!! I know it is not a coincidence 🙂

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  2. Awesome Tami!! =)

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