The Report from days 38-44: The First Floor

I’ll admit it. I’ve been cheating. I’ve been posting photos of the house on Facebook without writing posts. Now that we seems to have the photo uploading issues figured out these posts shouldn’t so sporadic. That being said, I’ve got a LOT of ground to cover. First up: the first floor.

While the snow was still on the ground in the second half of January the first floor was laid and the walls put up. It was fun to run around the plywood and watch as the lines chalked out on the floor became walls and rooms. The spaces (namely the downstairs bathroom) that seemed awkward and unusable as chalk lines morphed into perfectly delightful spaces (as much as any bathroom is delightful) once the walls were put in place. The undefinable “space” that is our house’s foot print finally makes sense to me. The windows are huge. The main room is light and airy. The library is large but cozy. And the mudroom is too good to be true.

When it was still to cold and snowy to play much outside I would take Cora to the house and chase her around the maze of hollow walls to let off some steam. She still often asks to go “home running”.

Plywood first floor

Front and rear walls

Posing for Daddy

Raising the walls

All the room are accounted for

Cora and Evan



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