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December 26, The Beginning
Woodbury Construction were
engaged to construct our house.
-Here's the house site after the initial clearing.
Notice how the two oak trees frame North Pack Monadnock Mountain.
blasting for a cellar hole.
+-A nearby waterfall, just beyond the western
May 15-21, Sawyering
+-Wolf Custom Cutting brought their equipment
to our site.
-They made some skids.
-And lumber as a by-product.
May 29, Footings
June 3, North Pack Monadnock
June 4, Basement Walls
-Mike supervised the pouring of the basement walls by Carroll Concrete.
-Dry, notice all the nubs--they have to be pounded off by
June 6, Weather
June 8, Foundation Work
foundation gets water-proofed.
June 10, North Pack Monadnock
-From North Pack looking North
-From North Pack looking North with Labels
-From North Pack looking North.
-The Clearing, -Magnified
-Crushed rock was placed in the cellar and
-Lines were run to the well.
back-filled against the foundation walls
June 14, Durisol
June 17, Waste Mis-Management
-The dumpster almost arrived.
June 18, Septic Tank
-The Septic tank was installed.
June 18-24, The First Floor
June 24, The Well
-This rig drilled the well. McKenna Well Drilling
Inc., (603) 563-8313, Dublin, NH 03444
-This was the view from the rig.
June 26-July 1, Durisol Deployed
July 2, Basement Floor Poured
July 11, Upper Deck
home of "The Boys".
-West Side Story
July 14, Beta Test
+-The heartier members of the family camp out.
in a Ten-Cent town.
July 11-August 15, Masonry Heater
July 15, Durisol meets Concrete
to "Wayne's World".
July 22-24, And now the heavy
-This crane from American Steel made all the difference.
Bent 4 (Southernmost).
-Assembling Bent 1 (Northernmost).
- Assembling Bent 3.
-All 4 bents
(very large picture).
a good contractor?
on the cake.
-Steve Amstutz and
the team from Amstutz Woodworking.
July 25-August 6, The Roof
+-Another day's progress.
-The view East from the ridgepole
August 5-15, Leaching Field
August 15, The Porch
August 27, Shingling Begins
were staged for easy deployment.
inches of copper flashing was added at the drip edge. Then Bituthene®
was applied to the roof to within one inch of the drip edge.
of EcoStartm rubber slate
shingles have been installed. The first course was upside-down (on
up from under the eves.
August 28, Shingling Continues
-Several more courses have been aded.
August 30, Shingling Continues
on the west side.
braces have been removed.
September 3-4, The Porch
of copper are laid on the porch roof.
September 10, Solar
-We built the frame and attached the solar panels.
-Kind of biospherical, huh?
September 10, All in review
East side from the Northeast.
the East side from the Southeast.
September 30, Santa-proofing
-The Chimney and ridgecaps are installed.
October 8, Roughing
-Electric wires have been roughed in and insulation
has been blown into the ceiling.
supply the washing machine.
October 9, It's Alive!
is powered by the solar panels!
October 18, Macrohard Windows®
October 21, Plaster
has been installed on all walls and the ceiling.
+-Then it gets plastered.
October 23, Nature
-Nature says, "Get moving!"
November 4, Interior Progress
November 11, Veterans Day
the South East
-From the South
-The west side
-One of the boys' bed nooks.
-Most children are told to make their
beds. These children were told to make their window.
November 13, When will it
-Trim has been applied.
-Somewhere there are some delighted sailors.
November 18, The View
The five of us got up at 4:45 and drove to the house to watch the Leonids. It was 24° and the sky
was partly hazy. There was a halo around the setting full moon. There
were enough gaps in the haze for us to witness about 50 meteorites. A
few times we saw five in a fifteen second span. We also saw the ISS fly over.
the stairs, looking at North Pack Monadnock.
-Through a first floor window at sunset.
-The view from the dining alcove.
We rented a U-Haul and moved the piano and
other large items.
More Moving Day
Using the pick-up truck, we moved the remaining large items and most everything
-Then we warmed up by the fire.
about "Beamed up!"