Sunday, July 23, 2006

pics from the garage raising

I thought you might like to see some images from our work on Friday and Saturday--everyone worked really hard (braving some formidable heat...) and we got a lot done!

garage raised!

Thanks for your help! On Friday...

and on Saturday we worked hard, raised the fourth wall on the garage, and covered most of it in the plywood sheeting it needs!

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

like a barn-raising

We invite you to join us on Friday and Saturday, July 21 & 22, for a garage-raising!

Come any time--I think we'll work something like 9:30 to 6 both days. You can come either or both. You can even sleep there--there's plenty of space on that garage slab and there's a bathroom in the trailer.

Let me know you're coming (email me or post a comment) and I'll make sure you know how to get there, and that there's plenty of food and refreshment.

We would be very grateful for your help, and would love to have a house built partly with your labor & love!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

a slab! really!

Last Thursday, July 6, Matt, Phil & Dad met with some fabulous concrete pumpers and finishers to *finally* pour the garage slab.

And, not meaning to insult the strength of the above-mentioned family members, we were very grateful for the presence of the finishers! Turns out, I've learned this year, concrete's really heavy, and screeding isn't really as much fun as the sound of its name might suggest...

But, doesn't the slab look glorious!?!

After their triumph, Dad quickly got to work cutting down tall weeds in the back.

Matt and Phil spent the rest of the weekend laying more blocks on the house foundation.

The walls continue to grow, as does the smoothness of their block-laying technique.

(And I even got in on a very little bit of the work, Sunday afternoon...)