La Nina is weakening, clouds are dispersing, trees are budding, the sound of lawnmowers is echoing through the hills and all over town people are pulling recycled billboards off of their foundations to mop and sweep them in preparation for what could only be... the beginning of framing season.
Ok, that last one might just be us, but it is definitely springtime in the great northwest! Over the last few days Christy and I have been getting MFW prepared for house framing. That means mowing, clearing the path to our worksite, setting up tents for working and lumber storage, uncovering the foundation, and staring at it and it's suggestive J bolts with extreme trepidation.
Our first load of lumber was delivered today, containing everything for the sill and wall framing. Considering what we hope to turn that pile into, it seems small and almost manageable. It's only when we think more specifically about all of the steps between that pile and a framed house that a multitude of questions arises, each one accompanied by a little drop of fear. Being in over our heads, however, is home turf for us!
We've enlisted some knowledgeable friends, a library's worth of books and an internet's worth of questionable information; we're armed with the knowledge we gained from building the shop from the ground up, and all of the mistakes we made along way, and we're both far to stubborn to let anything stop us.
Let's build a house.