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Sunday April 18, 2004

In response to the many inquiries about the progress of our townhouse, we have been repeating over and over that "once we get in the footers" and "once the foundation is in"... "something will finally start to happen with our townhouse." It would mean, of course, that we would have to give up the sandbox in our basement, but we both agreed that it was time to put the whole "pile of dirt" behind us and move on to something a little bit more concrete. So, without further delay, I present the final division between the natural earth below and the foundation of our house above!

Cement Flooring Grid

We had the opportunity to watch how a cement slab is put together, step by didactic step!

All along, what we should have been saying was "as soon as we get some sun, something will finally start to happen with our townhouse." I guess someone running that ship up above finally got the message, because this week brought a fresh order of sun and cement, a match that would lead to the progression of our little piece of heaven! I could finally stand inside the three basement walls of our house, jump up and down and say that we have a real, solid floor!

View from Basement

One more wall and we can almost call this a basement!

There are definitely signs of life on the premises. New parts are showing up every week. If we could just locate the workers, they could start slapping these prefabbed fractions of a house together and get us walking up to the first floor!

Looking around, I see stairs...

Prefabbed Stairs

Perhaps for our stairway to heaven?

and i-beams...


Hmmmm, there isn't much to say about ibeams :-}

and framing for the basement...

Basement Framing

There is the fourth wall we were looking for!

...and look! Workers!

George and the Gang

They sure are working hard! Probably had something to do with the fact that I gave them wings.

I had a chance to stop by the site one afternoon this week to see if I could find anyone around. Sure enough, I caught up with George and the gang. After hooking them up with some Red Bull, we chatted for a while and then I grabbed a few pictures of them putting the truses down for the first floor.

Day's End

Alas, all days must come to and end.

While the sun sets on this phase, there is much to look forward to. Now that the framing is up for the basement, the rest of the house should shoot up like a seedling. I don't want to jinx anything, but with this kind of progress, we could be settling into our house in as little as two months time!

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