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July 20th 2024 - 01:49
September 9th, 2006
September 9th, 2006

A Start

Elevation of the Planned Re-Construction
Elevation of the Planned Re-Construction
We have finally made an official start to the re-construction (capping) of our second building - the house in the Back that burnt down last year. It was a wonderful feeing to make a start at it and we can hardly wait to do more...

Just as a Starting point... letīs call this Before and Iīll keep you posted with more durings and we can all look Forward to the after ;)

Kellei and I are going to attempt to do as much of this ourselves as possible - effectively converting what was a dwelling into a utility bvuilding (mainly for Kelleiīs Scuba "stuff")

As such, the plan is to put up the roof asap (before the winter rains) and then slowly clean up the inside once the building is all enclosed. Right now, weīre waitin gfor the building permit - which should be ready next week. Then itīs three more weeks for the roof trusses to be delivered - then we can attack the project with a vengence.

We already invited over the contractor, fellow CCGA coxswain, and friend that took away what was left of the second story and he provided us with LOADS of information, tips, etc... so we feel somewhat ready now.

Our start yesterday consisted mainly of disconnecting things like wires, plumbing etc... that was still attached to what were the floor joists. These will all be removed before the new roof goes up - so they need to be "disconnected" from all the old stuff still clinging to them.

It also rained last night for the first time in months so we left the tarp covering the place and will probably wait a week or so before we pull that off and take down the joists - just to keep it as dry as possible for as long as possible.

Anyway, this marks the official start - so wish us luck - and weīll keep you posted on our progress.

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