Lots of framing work completed today in preparation for the roof trusses, which should go up tomorrow, pending the weather. We are hoping the rain continues to hold out and that the lot is dry enough for a crane to maneuver around. We can’t wait to see that back wall of windows and the roof lines go up!
It threatened to storm all day, but thankfully it held off and allowed the workers to get a good amount of second floor framing work completed. We are hoping the majority of the framing is done before the potential inland flooding hits our area with hurricane Florence!
Thanks to hurricane Florence being forecasted to arrive later this week, yesterday, a storm blew in out of nowhere, pounding the upstate with high winds and heavy rain. Our tripod and camera actually blew over just before we arrived, causing the time-lapse video to stop prematurely. One of the workers took notice, gathered up our recording equipment, and brought it over to our neighbor across the street to secure for us before they left for the day. I can’t tell you how thankful we are to these gentlemen! Not only are they extremely hard workers, but they are super thoughtful too.
It’s been brutally hot the last three days (high 90’s) and the framers our builder contracted out have been putting in 10-12 hour days. Derek and I have been stopping by the site each morning to set up the camera, and drop off drinks and breakfast to the workers. When we stopped back at the end of the day today, the framing supervisor let us know they would be back to work again tomorrow (Saturday). I have never met a harder working bunch of people!
We’ve taken several trips to the property over the last couple weeks, hoping to catch the start of the framing process. Well, this morning we found out that the workers have begun! We ran back to the house to grab a tripod and some cameras to make sure we capture as much of this process as possible. There are going to be quite a few pictures and videos in the next few days, and hopefully a time-lapse of the entire process at the end.