Almost Home

Almost Home

Yes, It has been a long time since I’ve published, but things have been progressing very slowly.  The building was initially delayed due to severe rains in May here in Central Texas, so I started off at least a month behind where I had intended to be.  Once construction got underway, there were several starts and stops.  Just as it seemed as things were progressing quickly, my builder would discover a critical component was missing and it would take a few days to get it.  Or he would have vehicle problems (transfer case) and we would be delayed yet again.  Lots of starts and stops – It has been most frustrating!  Of course we continued to make progress where we could.  We ended up completing the interior wall framing before the exterior walls were complete.  Even as I type this, there are a few roof panels missing.  He had to get those ordered, and he wont be back out until mid next week.  But again, it is not keeping us from making progress on the interior.

I’ll try to provide a recap of what has happened since the last post:

The overhead doors were delivered from TexDoor. The windows (Lonestar Windows & Doors) and doors (Tri Supply) were delivered. Our appliances were delivered (I had delayed delivery for several weeks because we didn’t have a roof.  I couldn’t delay any longer, so we ended up receiving them this past Monday and just put a tarp over them). The septic design was approved (they delivered some material yesterday and should start digging this week.  Fortunately, Williamson County concluded that a gravity flow anaerobic system would work in our soil.  Seemed they were on the fence about it initially.) And as you can see from the pictures, we completed the interior walls and got the main breaker box installed.

What’s next you may ask?  We need to secure the furring strips to the purlins in order to complete the interior framing (something to screw the sheetrock into against the metal building walls).  Then we can put the ceiling joists in place.  Once that is done, I’ll be able to run my utilities and insulate. At some point, I need to get the overhead doors hung as well.

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