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Building before raising… January 3, 2007

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Second floor house walls ready for raisingQuick visit to the house today showed us that the second floors walls are nearly ready for raising.  They completed framing the complete western wall and sheathed both the western walls and the southern bedroom wall.  In addition, they framed and attached the overhanging sections of these walls.

The comparison of the second floor walls to the first floor walls isn’t something I’d thought of at all before yesterday.  Because of the massively irregular roofline of the house, there are very few second floor walls!  In a number of spots the roof sweeps all the way through and it’s the roof that will define the second floor rather than the walls.  In having John adapt the original house plans we had him remove 3 dormers  both to reduce price and because the smaller size dictated a simpler design.  We’ll have to see how those rooms look without those windows.
Tomorrow?  If they proceed apace, I’d expect to see some walls up!  Just found out today that my Mom’s visiting in 2 weeks, so let’s see how much gets done before she arrives!

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