Tuesday, October 24, 2017

The aftermath

Everything is finished excepting for the garage doors. We find that someone dropped the ball and never ordered them. Then they also forgot to order the windows for the garage doors. It wasn't until December that everything got installed, but our barn turned out great. Here are a few last pictures taken on the following day:
In the meantime, my Rhodies that I ordered online have arrived & they are now planted, along with a tiny white picket fence to discourage truck drivers from plowing through my plants. We are getting ready to return to San Marcos, hoping that everything will survive until our return!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Barn Building Day #12

These pictures were for the most part, taken later in the day after the cement mixer had already backed into the barn and dumped much of the concrete. Yes, our barn is big enough to do that!
The crew consisted of a family of brothers, all of Norwegian heritage (blond locks & blue eyes) who did an outstanding job of working together. We plan to use them to build the foundation of our house.
We are very pleased with the finished project. The guys did a great job!

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Barn Building Day #11

The crew comes out this Sunday to prep for the concrete pour the next day. Here they are shown laying the moisture barrier and building molds for the thresholds to the 2 "man" doors.
I love the doggy footprints on the moisture barrier. They were well trained dogs, never once stepping onto the wet concrete. It appears everything is ready for the big day tomorrow.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Barn Building Day #9

It's Friday the 13th, and I don't think anyone showed up for work! Perhaps rain kept them away. Only took 3 photos today, and regretfully they are a little on the dark side, but you will get the idea.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Barn Building Day #8

The barn is beginning to take shape. Here you can see the insulation, siding & windows have been added. Now the wainscoting is being installed as well.
This next set of pics show the inside insulation, the side windows along with the side man door entrance.
And this last picture shows the front of the barn in it's present state.