Monday, September 24, 2012

Moving Right Along...

Well, Friends & Readers, the floor is in and my back is out!
My Dad is A-mazing and that's pretty much all there is to it. I also learned how to use a nail gun this weekend (the general public should provably flee and be terrified!)
(Dad lining up the first sheet of plywood for the floor.)
 As you can see in the pictures above, we packed insulation in the floor joists I'm hoping this is going to help with the heat and cold. We put the sub floor, and main floor on the deck with very little trouble. (It was just time consuming to make sure everything was fairly straight and plumb.
Meanwhile inside, Patricia and Cora were busy baking...
("It's not in the shape of an armadillo", but it is Red velvet!)
In celebration of having the floor finished, we deiced to have the "first" dinner in the dining room. I sat up the car table and we even ate off the good 'I Love Lucy' Franciscan dishes. For dinner we were joined by friend Russ and we spent the rest of the evening enjoying the weather and casually talking about the next steps in building.
(Russ, Patricia, & Cora B.)
It was a busy weekend, but worth it. I'm sore, REALLY sore haha but it is all very exciting. I would also like to say thank you to friends Brandon and Jennifer for  coming out and making lunch/dinner and for helping weather proof the floor. (it will be a few more weeks before Larry my contractor comes back and we really get on the project.)  All in all a highly productive weekend.




-Mick-


P.S. People keep driving by and teasing me it "it looks like a dance floor" haha and that's alright by me, it makes me think of this scene in "Oklahoma" where the folk throw a dance on the foundation of the new school to raise money...



Patricia and I watched The University of North Carolina School of Arts restored version of "Oklahoma" Thursday last week (its was marvelous!)  Hmmm we might just have to have a fundraising hoe-down before its over!

8 comments:

ThrifterSisters said...

Your dad is AWESOME! Everything seems to be moving pretty smoothly (at least from this angle). Love the cake and I did catch the reference to Steel Magnolias. After all, it is one of my all time favorite movies:-)

Erica

Trina44 said...

The house is looking good!

Dana@Mid2Mod said...

You're making such fantastic progress!!! It's going to be finished before you know it. I'm so excited for you.

Zootsuitmama said...

Yeah!!! Can't wait to see the final product!

Kitty said...

Good work guys, imagine what the Casa will look like by the time you're my age!!! Well I can't really.... but I KNOW it will be fabulous!!

Amber Von Felts said...

LOOKIN' GOOD!

Vintage Christine said...

It's so fun watching it all come together (and sorry to hear about all the pain you're experiencing, but ya know, "no pain no gain"). I LOVE seeing how you use all your vintage Pyrex and dinnerware--I do now use my Glasbake since I pretty much got rid of my Pyrex. Boo hoo.

SixBalloons said...

Looks awesome! I love the tabelcloth... Drool...