Future Steel Buildings

Utah is an earthquake prone zone. In fact, my house is pretty much sitting smack dab on the Wasatch Fault. Perhaps it's not the brightest place to build a home, but given the multiple hurricanes that threaten Florida's Gold Coast every year, I figure no matter where...

4-Way Inspection Passed

A big milestone in the building of our custom home has been reached! Yesterday we passed the 4-way inspection. This process brings a city inspector out to the house to inspect the rough framing, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical. Our first inspection was last...

Roof Trusses are Delivered

This is the day I've been waiting for! Today Stock Building Supply semi-truck carrying our beautiful roof trusses delivered the load. I happened to be at the construction site with Belinda and Alana when it arrived. Getting the roof on will be a huge step in defining...

Third Floor Framed

The crew finished the upstairs framing today, in spite of random, occasional snow flurries. (Snow flurries? April 29th? What!?) This much smaller level will be entirely enclosed in a shed dormer facing into the back yard. The boys' bedrooms and bathroom, and a utility...

Third Floor Framing Begins

The transformation of the attic shed dormer began today. This area will be the boy's bedrooms and bathroom. After all these months with the little guys seeing only their sisters' rooms, this was an exciting day! We went to the house twice and danced under their...