I felt considerably unproductive today since I stayed on the main floor for the most part and either cut joists or rim boards and handed them up to the guys. Even the kids got into the mood and helped carry shorter joists. I also made a quick trip out to pick up additional supplies. I did a lot of standing around and watching the guys working but it was important to have someone available to run and get this or that item. I was that person - better known as the gofer! The guys worked long and hard and were able to get all the joists for the second floor installed in one day! That is a good feat for an unseasoned crew of workers! But, this is the second time around so we are trying to improve on our performance! Mr.W was around all day so that may have also helped on the productivity. He made sure everything ended up where it needed to be and did all the more technical parts, like the stair opening. He also took the time to mark out the locations for the garage piles and the front and back deck piles. Originally our plan had no back deck but we now decided to add one that is about 18' x 12' which would be surrounded by a ground level patio.
|In the living room looking towards the kitchen|
|In the entrance looking towards the kitchen|