It was bound to happen. Any winter construction project has to build in time for snow. Ours arrived mid-January, and delayed the foundation by two weeks.
But once things thawed, the project entered a phase where things start taking shape very fast. It is very exciting. We were delighted to hire our neighbor Scott Franklin to build the foundation. This is what he and his crew accomplished in three three short days. They did a wonderful job.
They incorporated charred block from our first oven into this foundation, which feels good and has a nice resonance.
The next step was to frame the floor, and we both helped Craig, our awesome contractor, finish this stage in three days. On the first day, we built the beam and secured the rim board.
On the second day, we added the joists, and on the third, we glued on and screwed on the subfloor. This floor is not going anywhere!
And now that we have a floor, our first thought is: let’s have a square-dance on it! And if we have our way, that is just what will happen at our annual old-time music party, Thorny-O, which is coming up this weekend.