It was a long time coming, but 5 Aug 2000 saw the official start of the addition to the house.
Thank you credit goes to the following helpers: Sam, Kevin & Steven Cramer, Gary Lundquist, Marv Whited, Richard Mounday, Richard Bryant, and Matt Bassett.
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* Working on small beams (floor joists)
16 Jun 2001 * Getting large beams"up top"
15 Jul 2001 * Last of beams are up
4 & 18 Aug 2001 * Old roof rafters/slats out, first wall up
25 Aug 2001 * Insulation and floor
3 Sep - 11 Nov 2001 * Starting the Walls!
23 Nov 2001 * Tie rafters together for more flooring
24 Nov 2001 * North wall goes up - then rain
24 Dec 2001 * Last wall and headers go up
26 Jan 2002
* The ridge beam goes up
8 May 2002 * Rafters and Roses
15-16 May 2002 * Kitchen Prep and Paint
17 May 2002 * Kitchen Floor Installation
17 May 2002 * Ceiling Joists Part One
18 May 2002 * Ceiling Joists Part Two
1 Aug 2002 * Up Up Up
Aug & Sep 2002 * Windows & Doors Going Up (+ more)
Oct-Dec 2002 * Rafters Going Up
3 Jan-8 Mar
2003 * Collapse and Rebuild
23 Mar 2003 * Hoisting Porch Beam
6 Apr 2003 * Raising East Wall
25-28 Apr 2003 * More Rafters, Collar Ties, and Phony End Beam
24-25 May 2003 * Roof Sheeting Boards
Aug-8 Dec 2003 * Sheeting, Cripple Wall, Shingles
Jan 2004 * Scaffolding to Start Work on Shingling Roof
Spring 2004 * Bees, Pipes, and Vents and More Vents
Summer 2004 * It Took A While, But Roof Finally Finished
Next step is a break from the house itself while we clean up the back yard, which sorely needs it!
Finally, more progress after a long break. We've been working on the yard
but it's not quite finished. Pictures of the before and after of that will
be up after it's done. Meanwhile,
the exterior of the house is almost done.
Nov 2006 * The main lathe is finished by Dave, then the stucco guys from Safe-Way Sandblasting (of Culver City CA) added some ribbed lathe on the porch ceiling areas, finishing that the day before Thanksgiving. Then the day after, they put on the scratch coat. Monday the 27th saw the "brown" coat, then Dec 5th, the color coat.