This section will serve 3 purposes:

October 12, 2001

Woodwork and lanscaping. 99% done.

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September 15, 2001

Driveway, porch, wood trim, finishing, closing date...

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August 27, 2001

Siding, wiring, drywall, rough grade...

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August 9, 2001

Interior is done, and the siding has started.

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August 3, 2001

Basement was poured today.
Here are some pictures that I've taken over the past couple of weeks.

August 2, 2001

Since the last update, things have seemed to move very, very slow.
The garage floor was poured a couple of weeks ago.
The framers have almost completed their punch list, which was two pages of things they needed to fix, replace, or adjust.
The plumber has completed most of the plumbing throughout the house, and the HVAC crew has done most of the ventilation rough-in. The electrician has just gotten started.
The crawlspace cap has been poured, and the basement should be poured any day now.
When the electrician is finished, some co-workers will be installing network and phone throughout the house, and I will be doing the cable TV installation.
It is possible that dry walling could begin as early as the end of next week.

July 18, 2001

Very small, slow things happening now.
The fireplace / chimney was finished and the outside trim has been installed and painted. We're currently waiting on the plumbing contractors and the concrete to be poured for the basement and garage.

July 9, 2001

The framing is 99.9% done. The updates will probably be less frequent (and less interesting) from this point on.

I got my wide-angle lens today, so I was able to take some decent interior shots.

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July 5 - 6, 2001

Man, these guys are fast! The main construction is nearly done...
we'll soon be in the slow phase (interior everything).

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July 4, 2001

    The roof framing has started. Check out some cool late evening pictures.

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June 29, 2001

    Another floor. Stairs would make it easier to get to...

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June 27, 2001

    THE FRAMING STARTS!!!   But will it be a disaster???

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June 25 - 26, 2001

    About to get exciting... framing materials arrive, beams / posts installed.

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June 21 - 22, 2001

    Foundation backfilled, stone added, drainage installed, and rough grade.

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June 13 - 15, 2001

Inspection point: footers, foundation, waterproofing.

June 12, 2001

Foundation forms have been removed and the DELTA-MS water barrier has been applied to exterior basement walls.

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June 7 - 10, 2001

The footers are poured, the foundation forms are installed, and the foundation is poured.

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June 3, 2001

The first exciting step: THE DIG! Although it was pushed back two days by rain, the foundation was dug today.

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April - May, 2001

We purchased lot 225 in the West Albany subdivision from DiYanni Homes.
DiYanni will be building the Hampton Model for us over the next six months.
My job will be to bother them as much as I can, all the while supplying them with free beer and taking pictures in excess.
Our estimated dig date is May 30.

Some first looks at the bare lot: