Saturday, September 8, 2012

First Floor Framing on the New House!

John and I didn't have anything planned today so we took a ride this afternoon.  We decided to go by the new house to see if they had started the framing and indeed they did!  Here are some pictures I took of the first floor framing today:

 This photo was taken from the street.
Iwas standing up close to the house in the front yard for this one.
 This one is from the driveway.
This is the framework for our new fireplace in the great room.

I'm sure they will knock out the rest of the framing this week and will probably start sheathing the outside.  Then comes the roof and windows!!  It is really happening!!

When we met with the builder on Thursday he said the worst case scenario will be the completion of the house and move in date will be the end of November.  Our apartment lease is up 10/31.  We talked to the apartment manager and she said our rent would be $400 more for the month of November!!!  Crazy!!  We may move out of the apartment the weekend before 10/31, put our furniture in storage and then live with Megan and Ken for a few weeks, but that hasn't been decided yet.  I'm sure the house will be done closer to the beginning of November the way things are moving.  The only thing that would hold it up is the Mecklenburg County Inspectors.  They are running behind.  Our builder seems to be on top of all that though.  Very exciting times for us!!


NanaDiana said...

Oh- Sherri- How exciting. Do you just walk through and dream about what is going to be where? It is fun and exciting and a tad scary. How awful they want to charge you an extra $400. AWFUL- Blessings- xo Diana

Kay said...

Oh wow! This is going to be such a HUGE beautiful house. I'm so excited for you.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/From Harvest To Table said...

How exciting to see the framing go up!

Low Tide High Style said...

I love watching a house go up, so much excitement with each new phase! Hopefully things will sail along and you'll get in right on time!


Michelle May said...

Woo hoo!!! Happy framing dance!!! I'm so excited for you!!!

jenclair said...

:) Your dream coming true--day by day!

Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!