Once again, we find ourselves in the midst of a construction zone only this time the project is outside, not in our living space. We are having a 30′ x 50′ building built next to the former garage on our Sedgwick property and while it was supposed to be finished by Memorial Day, due to circumstances beyond the builder’s control, construction just started this week.
Our daughter Heidi and husband Tim, along with 11-year-old twins Ben and Bailey and 6-year-old Jadelyn came on Tuesday prepared to work and did we ever! The old garage which you see on the left was just studs with siding so we pried all the old stuff off and disposed of it, along with most of the brush pile. I say most because it keeps growing as the workers trim trees to allow for clearance. Now, though, more of the pile still has leaves.
I’m really glad I’m not the one putting on the boards!
At the beginning of the week, the builder said that the building would be finished by Saturday, no problem. The trusses were supposed to go on Thursday or maybe yesterday, but the loader wouldn’t start and while these guys haul individual boards up and nail them on manually, the trusses are much too heavy. So no progress has been made. We’re now just hoping it will be finished by the time we leave on the 13th!
I say no progress, but that’s just on the part of the builder. LeRoy has knocked a hole in the basement floor to let out the standing water and he’s getting ready to put in a sewer hookup for Liberty.
Want to see my purple pickup?
Once again, my personal handyman to the rescue!