Wednesday, June 25, 2008


The foundation forms are just about ready for pouring. Tomorrow I'm going to get some bags of ready mix and set up two small footings for the posts that hold up the second floor. Those posts will be incorporated into the thermal mass wall I've got to form before concrete can be delivered. I'm guessing that concrete delivery is about a week and a half away.

I've been mentioning changes to the house plan over the last couple months. The drawing on the right hand side of this page was one of the first of the early planning stage. As it exists now on paper, the house is remarkably different from that early sketch. (Michelle thinks it's a nice drawing and will not remove it.) The screened in porch is now on the opposite side of the house. The shed roof meets the house at the top of the second floor as opposed to the top of the first floor. That geodesic dome looking thing that's supposed to represent the bread oven is gone as is the shed roof off of the east side of the house. The whole thing is totally different from what is was at the beginning of the process. Fortunately, we're coming to the point when at least something will be set in stone.

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