Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The upstairs FLOOR!

Before Christmas, Bob began laying down the upstairs floor (which is, of course, also the ceiling of the main level).  He forbade (forbad?  forbidded-like?) me from posting about it until there was sufficient progress to show, however.  Until....   now.   {squeal!}

Wiiiithout further a-DO, {drumroll, please} I am pleased to presenTAH ......

oooooouuuuurrr FLOOR!

January 15, 2011

Thank you!  Thankyouverrrrrymuch!

You'll remember that I've been promising and promising and promising ... and promising that an upstairs floor was in the offing...  and now I can finally deliver!  And by me, I mean Bob.

These pictures are taken as I'm standing on the ladder leaned against the joist that forms the edge of the second floor.  [NOT a loft]   The Hubs started laying the floor on the left (south) side.

December 18, 2010

December 27, 2010

January 7, 2011

January 15, 2011

I KNOW, right?!  You'll notice that where Husband Extraordinaire is kneeling are not* the hand-milled boards of song and legend; that's where the bathroom will be, and therefore will have a different floor.  Fortunately, it's above where the first floor bathroom will be as well, so it doesn't need to have a pretty ceiling.  He is fastening down a plywood subfloor in the previous photo.

*{grammar note:  no matter how I phrased that sentence above, it sounded wrong.  Soooo, I asked my very own -and currently visiting- linguist friend Emma AKA my African friend Emma what she thought.  She proclaimed herself reformed:  now a de-scriptionist, no longer a prescriptionist, when it comes to language, and therefore I should write it however I want.}

It was exhilarating to walk around upstairs, and look out the window down on the woodshed, and peer down on my FIL as he worked on the first floor. 

Facing the front door and arctic entry; the only section of floor remaining to be installed. 
Note the log floor joists --- it's the last you'll see of them!


Sunflowerakb's Yellow House said...

Please tell Emma "hi" for me & make sure to give her a hug too. Oh, and have her hug you for me! I laughed so hard at that part of your description. I enjoy reading about your emerging log home.

Carol McClain said...

I've heard about this house--know you've waited a long time. It's fun to be able to see it.

a Tonggu Momma said...

*squeal* we are totally making the trek up there to visit