Sunday, February 28, 2010

2nd Floor is started

1/2 the Floor/Ceiling is up . . .

I love that my cats are totally unfazed by the construction noise. They're interested in what's going on but can nap completely undisturbed.

UNBELIEVABLE!!! A couple people called the cops about the construction noise (at 3 in the afternoon?! They've been working since 7 am and NOW they're complaining? In the middle of the afternoon?!), and now we have to get a special permit from the building dept to work on Sundays! They would have had the second floor walls done too - this is RIDICULOUS!

Saturday, February 27, 2010

We have walls!

Snow stopped & the sun is trying to come out on & off! (9 am)

Mudroom front door. Coat closet will be next to it to the right . . . (9:30 am)
Windows had been boarded up for demo & just came down, so now the cats can look out & watch the guys working . . .

Mudroom back door with 1/2 bath to the left. Stairs to second floor will be to right of door (laundry will go under the stairs.) (11 am)

And the last mudroom wall is up! The door beside the bathroom will be into the garage. (12:30 pm)

Front garage wall is up. The garage window will be cut out later. (2:40 pm)

Back wall of the garage is up! Only one more to go :0) (4 pm)

Last wall is up, but it's too dark for a picture, so I'll take it tomorrow (5:30 pm)

Friday, February 26, 2010

Lumber has arrived!

Truck pictures for the boys . . .

Guinness checking out what's going on . . .

Lots of lumber still left . . .

Decking is up! Ready for the framing crew to put up walls and the second floor!

This is the mudroom . . .

The bump out is going to be a 1/2 bath . . .

Stoli (in the window), Macduff & Kamikaze trying to watch the work . . .

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

17 Weeks

17 weeks, approx 7 oz!

The Bean wasn't being too cooperative for the ultrasound tech, so we were there twice as long as they'd planned, but she finally got all the organ & bone measurements (heart, brain, head, abdomen, femur, etc, etc). However, it was difficult to get any good photos, so here's what we got:

If you look close, you can the mouth is open a bit!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

No More Hole!

Backfill is completed. All the piles of dirt are gone. Framing starts this weekend!

There's an excavator parked in our "garage"! LOL!

"Door" from/to the side yard


The cement blocks mark where the side of the garage
& where the mudroom wall will be.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

More Foundation Walls . . .

And here they are! There will be a door out the side to the yard & a single garage door in the front. If you look at the bottom of the pics, you can see the footings for the support wall which will be between the mudroom & garage.

Backfill on Tuesday . . . Framing the following weekend!

The trees were so pretty this morning . . . but it's getting warmer & the snow is melting & falling off the branches now.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Foundation Walls!

These guys are working FAST! And in the snow!
The forms for the foundation walls are up. Concrete is poured, and blankets are keeping them tucked in for the night.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Excavation is done & footings are poured. Concrete guys come back Monday to pour the foundation . . .

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Demo & Construction

After 2 months of craziness with the city, we finally have our building permit and demo started this morning! I video'd the garage & porch coming down & we now have a bright yellow patch on the side of the house!

We're expecting snow tomorrow, so they won't excavate for the foundation until later in the week, and the foundation is being poured on Monday.

This is all that was left of the garage & enclosed porch!

And this is where the garage floor used to be -
it currently has an excavator parked on it!

We're Expecting!

We are currently 15 weeks and counting. I've felt fine except for 2 weeks of sciatica around weeks 10 and 11. We are SO EXCITED!

We are not going to find out if it's a boy or a girl until it's born, so you'll all have to wait along with us - no apologies! That's the way we want it.

Already received a couple of hand-me-down items and started registries at Target, Babies R Us and - I figured the best way to do it was to add things as I research products, right?

Just ordered the crib yesterday - it's convertible to a toddler bed, then a full size, so it should be all we'll have to buy.

A friend is coming over every month to shoot maternity photos of my growing tummy. We started at 12 weeks, and she'll be back next week so I can see just how much I've expanded in 4 weeks.

Here's The Bean at 8 weeks

And at 12 weeks

12 week 3D photo - look closely at the face & you can see the nose & mouth!