My Libraries (page 2)

 

Building our library:

The first exciting stage in construction (after all the planning, that is): digging!

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More digging and large tree stump removal (our excavator broke his backhoe on the large stump in forefront -- it was the size of a VW when he got the whole root ball out!)

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After digging comes foundation pouring...

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Removal of the windows on the west side of the house (where the addition will be attached). The date stamps on the last two photos are erroneous.

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Starting the framing... (with cheery tulips in front).

About four weeks later, and everything is enclosed: roof on, siding on, windows in.

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Now we move inside, where heating ducts and electric wires are installed and insulation goes in.

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The entrance to the existing house is opened up (where the old window seat used to be).

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Drywall done, paint is next...

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Stove surround tiles are set, wood door and window frames have been stained. Stove installed next.

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Bookshelves being installed... Hallelulah!

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The room is essentially done. Look at that pretty wood-burning stove... All that's left is cleaning, furnishings and moving in my books from storage and other shelves (which required a detailed plan in itself).

 

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