I think the framing is now complete. It looks like it is, as the bathtubs have all been framed. Blocking has been added in key places, and "other little things" have been done. Oh yes, the brick masons started today. In addition, our gas line was run, though it revealed another issue: right-of-way over ExxonMobil's gasoline pipeline. More on that, later.
Here are some pictures, with captions to tell the stories:
|The framing isn't finished until the tubs are framed! This is the sort of thing|
one does not think about when one is not intimately involved in construction.
As can be seen, the tub is framed and ready for its facade.
|"Blocking" comes in a couple of forms. This blocking, wood added to the|
wall to support a structure to be added, is in the Great Room. It is upon
this blocking I will mount a swing-out hanger for a 75" (30 cm) television set.
|The mason work has begun, as can be seen in this picture. This is along the |
East wall (right side front) of the house. More brick will go above the brick which
has already been laid, and the portion sticking out will be covered in stone.
|The brick at the bay (window). The bay window will actually be trimmed in |
stone and the brick will continue on both sides from the ground to the roof line
|This is the trench for the natural gas service.|