The picture below was taken later in the afternoon and it's a bit brighter in the sunshine.
Also, the wood floors went in this week!
These pictures were taken after the first day of installation.
The brick layers have finished bricking the exterior, too!
The large Douglas fir beam wwill set into place in the patio grilling area. J plans to use some of his heavy equipment as the men steady the beam onto it's supports. The masons will then brick the beam into place. They plan to finish this area this week. Finally, they will add stone veneer to the walkout side of the basement. Those guys have been here so long, we've gotten to know them pretty well. We'll really miss them when they're done!
J did have a mishap Friday afternoon. He stepped off the front porch and twisted his ankle. He was lucky it wasn't worse but his ankle has bothered him a bit. It's hard to keep a good man down!
Finally, J and I worked in his 'lodge' area this weekend putting up the particle board that his barn siding will be attached to. He is pretty good at measuring and cutting and the boards went together perfectly! I hope the siding goes up as well! We still need to clean the boards before we bring them in but that will be a project for later on.
This weekend is Precious Daughter's first wedding shower. Her Mother-in-law-to-be will be coming in so we plan to spend time doing fun things other than working on the house!!
Thanks for visiting and I hope you are enjoying these last weeks of summer!