Tuesday, July 16, 2013

May House Progress-from nothing to a new house!

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Riding the tractor over to the new house.  A few of these pictures have already been posted I think, but I decided it would be fun to see all the May house pictures together.

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(Mostly) finished the garage.

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Checking on dad.

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Beginning the house!!

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Watching.

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Starting the walls

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Plywood

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So pretty.

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Silly boy.

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Building the stairs

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Joseph comes up with some interesting ways to entertain himself.

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Who builds a roof all by himself?  Brad.  Crazy.  I didn’t believe he could, but I should have known he would love the challenge.

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Two nights later (remember he can only build nights most of the time since he works 5 or 6 days a week at his normal job). Roof with plywood on.

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Working by moonlight.

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Grandpa Bernie came over and helped with the shingles!

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All plywooded and mostly papered.

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LOTS of work went into insulating this place.  Brad came up with all sorts of ways to super insulate.

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Joseph does some building.

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Sheet rocking the upstairs ceiling.

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Birthday cake for Brad.

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Caulking.

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And that is how we went from nothing to a new house in the month of May.  Brad is currently finished painting inside and out and putting in wood floors upstairs.  Joseph and I just returned from a weekend with cousins in Hampton Beach.  I also just had my 36 week appt.!  Lots more pics to catch up on . . .

4 comments:

Genevieve said...

Wow it looks amazing! Brad is so talented!!

JG said...

Ha... Gen totally posted the same thing I was thinking! I'm so glad I got to check out your new house while I was in VT... it's a beautiful home on a beautiful piece of land. And yes, Brad is very very talented and his work ethic is super intense!! (Um, has he really gained baby weight?? I don't believe you... I'm pretty sure it's muscle weight. I might have to switch my guess to "boy!") ;D

Meredith said...

I looooove the location! That boulder is a perfect meditation spot. And I'm also super impressed with Brad; a roof by oneself is amazing!

Anonymous said...

Nice document, Ruth, thanks.

RB