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What’s up?

What’s up?

Our roof! Trusses were delivered in a big stack – that almost didn’t make it off the truck. Several hours, a broken hydraulic line and a backhoe later, everything was unloaded. Each truss was carried from the pile, up the ramp and onto the house. Then cranked up manually with a duct lift. David did […]

Building with young ones

Building with young ones

I’ve been reading through Genesis with the children the last two weeks and stumbled across a surprise. I’ve written out my thoughts along with a few pictures that help illustrate the point. Genesis 5 list out generations from Adam to Noah, ending with Noah having three sons at or around age 500. The next chapter […]

Catching up…

Catching up…

Where did I last leave you? Ah yes, I believe it was here: Things have changed quite a bit since then! More framing has gone up: walls, halls, bathrooms, pantry! Ivy looks out her bedroom window!   OSB is added to the outside. The ground crew is ready for action!! A cooler morning calls for […]

A wall raising experience!

A wall raising experience!

Many hands are needed for putting up walls, so we held a “barn raising” day. All the men related to the Jones side of the family came to help along with a few friends. On the morning of the big day – Lance is ready to start work! Flora is delighted with the color of […]

Floored

Floored

On this episode of DIY house building, we will discuss flooring!   First the beams are built. 2×8 boards are placed on end along the piers. Another 2×8 is placed alongside and bolts are inserted into pre-drilled holes by our expert craftsmen. Each bolt is tapped securely inside the hole… …and the nut is tightened. […]

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