Thursday, May 19, 2016

We Have a Roof!

The last two weeks have been a little rainy here and that's complicated our building progess a bit.  Not only has it made everything on the inside of the house wet but it's also made the ground around the house muddy.  

Our trusses were scheduled to be delivered late last week and we had to order more gravel for the driveway and surrounding area so the truck wouldn't get stuck.  J was also available with his tractor, if needed.  
Monday morning of this week they started setting the trusses and finished mid Tuesday.  
Another inch of rain delayed things a day and then the roofing sheathing was added.  
This is a view of the back of the house.
This is looking into the great room.  It will look out over a small rounded patio.
This will be our covered outdoor entertaining patio.
Our plumber guy was working when we came back yesterday afternoon.  He was digging trenches for the water and sewer pipes to be installed under the concrete flatwork.    Not a glamorous job but a very important one!


The windows and doors were delivered today!  We hope the shingles will be delivered tomorrow and put on soon.  Rain is in the forecast again for the middle of next week and it would be so nice to have the roof, windows and doors finished before we get anymore.  Once the windows and doors are in place, the bricklayers can begin their work.

We're so excited to see how the house will look in our setting.  There are so many things you try to consider when planning.  We've had a lot of help from friends and experts and it looks like we're going to very pleased with our decisions.

Thanks again for stopping by and sharing this journey.  I hope to show more progress next week.




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17 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

It's looking amazing! You must be so excited to see the roof go on....hope the rain holds off so you can get it closed in.

Stacey said...

So exciting!! There's nothing more fun than building a house. :)

Happy Thoughts of Home.

Rosie M. said...

I am enjoying your adventure so much. It is so interesting watching things all come together. I can't wait to see the finished product. Thank you for sharing this with us. I know your stress level must be pretty high, but I'm sure it will all be worth it when you're entering your new front door into a beautiful new home! Rosie @ The Magic Hutch

Charla Jones said...

Your new home is looking wonderful! What a quiet peaceful setting!! If we get our home sold, I am going to be on your doorstep asking a lot of questions.

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh your sweet house is beginning to look like a home! I love it! So proud for you and isn't that roof just beautiful? Amazing at how things like a outlet on a wall (when we are building a house) even looks beautiful! Ha! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Jaclyn | One Thousand Oaks said...

Building a home is exciting and stressful! It sounds like it is going to be a beautiful home and I already love the layout from what I can see! Best of luck with finishing it! I hope it goes smoothly for you!

-Jaclyn

Julie's Lifestyle said...

How nice to have you r house built and it will be beautiful when done! Good luck with everything.
Julie

Anne's Attic - Design said...

Oh, you are going to love your home. I love where you have built it! Thank you for sharing it at SYC! Jo

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Yay! a roof makes it feel real. Good luck with it running along smoothly.

Laura said...

How excited you must be!
Thank you for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday!
We are so glad you are here.

My Kentucky Living said...

How exciting. We have built three houses...and watching a house become a home is such fun. Enjoy the process! Sheila

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

The roof makes it all so exciting. We so appreciate you joining the Thoughts of Home on Thursday gathering. May you have a delightfully lovely weekend.

Jann Olson said...

How wonderful to get a roof and keep the rain out of the insides. Looking wonderful! Sounds like you have had as wet of a May as we have. My potting shed is getting a roof soon. :) Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

carol@The Red Painted Cottage said...

It's coming along great. It's amazing to watch the process and it actually looks like a house, an unfinished house, but a house!

Keri said...

Wow! They're making fast progress. You must be so excited!! I can't wait to see the next stages.

Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog said...

How exciting. Your new home has a roof and it's coming along nicely. It's so fun to follow along. That great room is really beautiful even from now it looks great.

Pleasance Faast said...

The roof looks so good!! It stinks that your project was delayed by the rain so much but I'm glad to see it finally worked out for you. I can't wait to see updated pictures of the roof when it's completed. I think it'll make the whole image start coming together lovely. Keep us posted with loads of pictures along the way.