Tuesday, 29 November 2011

A look at a week of building.

We are, unfortunately, only able to see the work in person on the weekend.  It would be nice to be around when the work is happening, to see the place taking shape.
We took a drive up on Nov.5, excited to see the progress.  Amazing to see walls, where for so long there was just a big cement pad!  The weather has been great, co-operating with our building schedule.  Some years, there would be snow long before the beginning of November.

Iain and I took a walk around the interior.  With walls, the space seems very small, but I keep reminding myself that it is actually larger than the old cottage, and we will have enough room!
This is the last view of the sky we expect to have from here for a long, long time!  The roof is to go on next week, though there was a hiccup in the delivery of the trusses.  Dan is making hay while the sun shines, and expects that once the trusses arrive he'll get the roof on quickly. 

There's going to be plenty of insulation in this baby.  Styrofoam on the outside, fibreglass in the walls.  R36 in the walls and R40 in the ceiling.  I like to be warm!


Holly Dean said...

Oooooooooh! SO exciting to see the walls and trusses go up. There is something very magical about building :)

Deb said...

Thanks Holly! Yes, we are very excited, and it's also kind of surreal at times; it's hard to believe that after so many years of wishing for a new cottage we finally will have one!