Oct 26, 2012

Day 18 (evening) | We have a main floor!

I can't believe how fast these guys work. They framed up the main floor in just one day! Joe is going back out there today after work to take pictures of today's progress.  In the meantime, here's what they completed yesterday.

Here is the garage.  You can see the entry that leads into the laundry room.  The kitchen and morning room are behind that.

This was taken standing in the great room looking at where the staircases will go up to the 2nd floor and down to the basement.  The garage is on the other side.

Standing at the front door looking in.  You can see where the stairs going down to the basement will be located.  It looks like a big scary hole right now!

Taken from the back of the house.  This is the great room and the morning room.  Our sliding glass door is laying on the ground along with our windows.

Check out the view that I'll have looking out of the windows in my morning room!  We hesitated on this lot at first because it was on water.  Our 2.5 year old son is very curious and energetic.

This is back at the front of the house.  You can see the hole for the front entrance along with the holes for the windows.

The steel beams are in place.  I love that they use steel beams.  We lived in two older homes with upstairs floors that sloped.  Not fun!

My birthday is on Nov. 6th... Ryan Homes is wrapping a big present for me ;)

One of our staircases that should be going in today.

I'm getting a little bit nervous watching Hurricane Sandy on the Weather Channel.  They're expecting to see effects from it in Cleveland.  I know some of you are closer to the east coast and you'll probably see worse effect from it than we will.  I hope it stays waaaaay out to sea!


  1. It won't be long before you have a roof!! I'm concerned about Sandy too. It figures a big storm would be coming by just as we start making some progress and we are right on the east coast. Hopefully she stays out to sea or isn't nearly as strong as they are anticipating.

    1. She looks like she's going to be a pretty widespread storm, I just hope you aren't in the direct path. At least you're still at the basement stage. You don't have to worry much about the wood getting wet or framing blowing down ;) I know they say it doesn't matter if the wood gets wet because it dries out, but it makes me nervous.

      My husband made a comment about Sandy being a good thing. He said, "At least we'll know if our lot has flooding issues". LOL! I guess if you look at it that way, he's right ;)

  2. Bobbie, isn't she just lovely!! This is the most exciting part of the build--breaking ground and framing!!

  3. I do hate the rain... But it has assured me that our basement is waterproof. No signs of water down there. Once this storm passes, check every corner and wall to make sure you don't see moisture. I guess that's the benefit to building during this record breaking wet fall in Cleveland. BUT, it's the only one I can think of. Lol