My mom read the post I wrote on building the addition to her house. She said it was “nicely written, but,” she was surprised I “didn’t include any details.” Okay, Mom–here are your details! (I think she just wants you to see the agony I put her through!)
The Journey of a Stylish Renovation–take II
Sorry, I can’t find all the pictures to show you the progress of construction…..but, it went something like this—-
1st–the two birch trees were taken down. Which was actually pretty interesting to see! Sadly, they both developed Birch Bore, I think it was called…? And she was told it would be fine to plant the new trees right away since construction wouldn’t begin for some months.
2nd–Excavating began on the crawl space for the front addition–a little hair-raising to watch! It looked like the back hoe was going to take out the corner of the house numerous times, yikes! –good thing I don’t bite my fingernails!
Here are John and Gary–down to business, and where we got to know them both better from their “bantering!” Like listening to 10yr olds! I wish I had used a camcorder, not just a camera! It was very funny!
Note the “supervisor!” ↓
You’ll notice you don’t see me swingin’ a hammer– I was the Superintendent and Project Manager! I was the designer, the GC, and delivered materials. I was the go’for, the water girl, and the photographer! Fine by me–I was always on the back end of the job, anyway! Back end=frame to finish. The front end=dirt to frame, requires more muscle than I have!
The whole process left my mother more than a little frazzled—–this is, more often than not, where you would really find ←her! And, no–she’s not a hoarder. This is how upside down the house became during construction—it was a tough summer.
This was her Christmas card for that season—some people thought she moved, until they read her attached letter!