Thursday, June 11, 2009

Raising the walls


The first walls were raised on Monday. What a rush! The whole gang turned out for the event. From left to right are Dad, Mom, my sister Karen, niece Casey, sister Gail, and niece Megan. And of course Mark pacing along, inspecting everything. This is one wall of our master bedroom. Nice window, eh?

By the end of the day, we had one entire side of the house framed on the first floor (not quite complete here).

As of this morning, we have two sections of 18 foot walls left to complete the first floor. Of course, those will be real boogers to raise, and we've been putting our collective heads together to come up with a way without killing or maiming anyone. Our current concept comes from my Dad's explanation of how the mast on a boat is raised, with a smaller frame that gets pulled up first, and in turn pulls on the big wall in a vertical direction versus a horizontal direction. Here is the fancy graphic for this one:

So for our next post we'll either show pictures of a successful lift, or post information on visiting hours in the hospital! Stay tuned!

1 comment:

  1. Mark is known for hurting himself so becareful! I think you should get Kent to write the technical posts. He's so much better at that.