June 25 - 26, 2001

Things are about to get exciting... the framing materials have arrived.
From watching the surrounding houses, we've been amazed at how quickly the houses take shape from this point. The first and second floor are usually completed in about 2 days, with the sheathing, roof, windows, and doors going in over the next few.

Framing materials are here:  

Main support beams installed, as well as rough plumbing and foundation sills:

A close look at the engineered floor joists used instead of standard two-by material. They are lighter and stronger, and are already dried so they won't twist after installation: 

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