Here's some pictures from yesterday and today's work:
|Inspecting Materials with Brother-in-Law - good stuff!|
|The Materials Pile shrinks and the House grows|
|"Booty Call" - The first wall prepares to go up.|
|Jared and his Uncle Dennis share a private joke - probably at my expense|
|The First Wall Rises Under a Blue Texas Sky - Uncle Dennis, Jared, and Forerunner heft it up while I hold the base.|
|Jared peers out a "window" while we brace the second part of the wall - notice how everything is double-studded and extra stout. That's Forerunner's doing.|
|The Littles Entertain Themselves|
|Hot coffee should be always nearby when building.|
|Heading Down to Occasional Creek|
|A Pensive Moment|
|Forerunner is remarkably precise in the construction. Nothing is allowed to be so much as a quarter-inch off.|
|The boy and I.|
|Two walls now up!|
We've got 7 days left and we're $5400 in. Need a few more boards and the steel roof. I think I've found someone to haul us out some water which will get us by until the well is dug and the roof is in place to catch rain. One additional expense is going to be that we need a driveway. The rain that hit a few days ago soaked the pasture and repeated lumber deliveries and driving in and out has damaged our temporary driveway to the point that my wife's van can't make it out.
Pray for us! We're getting it done.