September 16th: sub-floor is (nearly) complete, enough to move on to
walls (because the leaves are starting to change color,
and I'm starting to sweat). Walls are sprouting up too. We still
seem to alternate between way-too-hot and drenching rain, but
at least it has mostly been dry the last two weeks.
September 4th: slab is in! Basement load-bearing walls went up,
trusses went on top, sub-floor is sprouting all over the place
despite glaring sun and the occasional thunderstorm. Oh, and the
first mouse has moved into the basement. I've chased it out
three times, but with no walls up I don't think the mouse is taking
August 19th: Rain is hurting us. Haven't had enough dry weather to
pour the slab. Need the slab to build the basement walls
that support some of the floor trusses.
August 12th: Plumbing is done, short walls have been built and put
in place. Ready for floor trusses (due in a few days). The
basement is also ready for the slab work to begin (some of the foam
that will go under the slab is to the right in the picture)
It's starting to look like a basement, except for the whole roasting
in the sun while standing on gravel part. The round device
in the floor next to the blue pipe is an ejector pump. What goes
down must be pumped back up (to the septic tank).