It is going to be a long slow build as we are doing everything ourselves and as we can pay for it. After our 3 week apprenticeship at Kevin’s we felt dangerously confident. Thankfully before Kevin left we squared out the building perimeter with chalk lines.
|Squaring up the building|
|Laying out the walls|
|All the plumbing pipes fell into the 2x6 wall, Whew!|
|First wall up! The girls are looking through the bedroom windows|
That night and the next morning we just could not help looking out the back window of the rig at our one lonely wall. So far our bodies are holding up the only thing that is giving us trouble are our hands. Both my and Barb's hands are tingling pretty much constantly, probably from overuse, we will have to deal with it as that is not going to change anytime soon.
The next day was Two Wall Tuesday when we got the wall between the garage and house up as well as the wall between the bedroom and bathroom!
|Wall between house and garage|
|Bedroom wall up|
|The bathroom looks like a long tunnel!|
|Bathroom and Bedroom doors|
|The highlighted areas are what we got done this week|
|Loft overlooking the great room|
All work and no play makes from a grumpy couple so made sure we got out and did something other than build. Barb chose fishing so off we went to our favorite fishing hole. Although we did not get skunked, the fish did not really cooperate so there was no trout for dinner that night!
|Even though the trout weren't biting, the scenery was beautiful!|
Friday was forecasted for rain and snow so we ventured into Rapid City to Black Hills Builders Home Show where we walked each of the aisles getting some ideas...… For some reason she kept gravitating towards the hot tubs, we now have brochures from every hot tub vendor that was there.
But she did get a couple cool ideas and we saw a display of a log that showed how many boards they can get out of it that was pretty interesting.
|She wants this in our laundry room but thinks she can make it|
|Pretty cool huh?|