The extra time it takes to cut and mount the ceiling and roof joists makes the progress slow compared to the wall framing. It is almost a shame that the craftsmanship involved is only visible for a short while, then covered forever. Nonetheless, the completion of the house is dependent upon this masterful work being hidden from view. I am just glad I got a chance to appreciate it.
Pam and I are on the road right now, traveling to Bloomington, Illinois (nephew's wedding) by way of Portland, Maine. Here are the most recent pictures we took from our site visit yesterday:
|This is a picture from the driveway. We are trying to save the fenced tree|
and hope to bring the driveway around it CCW.
|This view is of the rear of the house, and the one thing|
missing is the cathedral ceiling which should be in the
middle where you see the pony walls.
|The trusses on the casita are done, as is about 95% of the roof joists. The|
entrance creates a bit of a tight turn for the roof at the intersection to the
left of the entrance.
|This is Google's enhancement of a photo taken from near the casita |
entrance toward the porte-cochere joining the main house (left)
and the two-car garage/rec room (right). Again, such geometries are
visually interesting to me.