30Jul13 -Steve and Hugh put in the framing for the porch floor today. With the plywood on top I can finally walk on the porch and get a feel for the space. Luv it.
Not much new done today on the framing front. The master bedroom pocket door framing had to be de-constructed and re-done because this system for double pocket doors installs differently than the usual single pocket door. I think we may have the industrial strength version. Steve wants a strong, smooth running set of pocket doors since we’ll be using them every day.
31Jul13 – The master bedroom ceiling was framed in today. Still a cathedral ceiling but less steep than our beloved 14:12 pitch – it’s just not practical in this room. We’re going for an energy star rating and this wouldn’t help. Bedroom #2 should have the ceiling joists in when I return home from work.
The stone masons are done with the 3rd retaining wall! Now they are grading the slope above it. Then they will move the extra gravel to the front for the driveway to help control all this mud. (17″ of rain in July – normally only 4″ here)