Thursday, October 26, 2006

progress


This is what three men can accomplish in eight hours, for less than the cost of us buying all the necessary equipment and doing it ourselves. That is to say, we had a local crew come out and do the base of the roof. Hiring out a job makes for good neighbors. By tomorrow, a good portion of the roof should be under cover of 1x6 inch tongue and groove boards.

As I was looking at the end results, I noticed a strange illusion. Previously, when I had looked at the floor layout under open sky, or even under roof rafters under open sky, the interior space seemed...small. But with less than half the roof covered up, the interior of the house suddenly seemed much bigger. I guess if you view something against an infinite sky, of course it will appear to be small, but if you define the space and give it ample height, as our house design does, it suddenly grows on you!

I am so anxious to have this all closed in. I will even do drywall myself, just to be in.

10 comments:

pablo said...

When is the housewarming party? I'll bring a case of Boulevard Unfiltered Wheat Beer!

Anonymous said...

Love the beautiful, tall peak of the roof. Will you have a loft up there? Should be nice weather for roof work this weekend!

Anonymous said...

Oh wonderful! Marvelous! Cross my legs and hope to fly, you'll be in your house by Christmas....

Anonymous said...

Looking like a house! Congratulations on the roofing!

Deb said...

pablo-that sounds good...I wish it were this weekend!

lynne- actually there will be two lofts, one on each end of the house, with a big open area in the middle. Of course, Calvin and Starflower have already claimed those lofts. Mr. Attitude will just have to be happy with the first floor room adjacent to the family room.

madcap- I'm keeping my legs crossed too...maybe that will help move things along a bit. ;)

sue- Thank you, I just wish it was even more close to done! Patience is a virtue...

vicki said...

Please don't take this wrong but it's so beautiful in it's simplicity! It looks like- a house! This is the house every child draws- but do they still with all the McMansions and Starter Chateaus? Really, Deb, it's wonderful. It already sniffs of "home"-I can only imagine your eagerness to get in and make it so. More pictures please.

Floridacracker said...

Progress will fly once it's dried in. Congrats to all involved!

MojoMan said...

Wasn't there a book a few years back titled "Praying for Sheetrock"?

I love the house posts. I'm especially interested in how the house is designed to cope with your extreme weather. Keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

It's starting to look snug! Congrats!

Deb said...

vicki- That's what I liked about the design when I first saw it in a book. Another benefit of simplicity in design is less building materials=less cost.

FC- Yes, I'm looking forward to getting to that point.

mojoman- I'll have to look up that book! And wait till you see how much insulation is going up over those roof boards!

laura- I was hoping they would have the whole roof done on Friday but it turns out we have to buy more boards; some of them were unusable because they were stored outdoors for over two years.