Meet Anilton Rezen. He's our framing carpenter. He's been in the business for about 20 years, and has framed various Winchester homes in Hadley Farms where we live now. Could it be that he has actually worked on our old home as well as our new one??!! Very possible and very amazing! What's also amazing is that our foundation guys, our CEB crew, and now our framer are all Brazilian. Maybe Michael can recruit some of them for his soccer team - they really love the sport.
Anilton's assignment for this week is to get the first floor deck on the house. Don't ask me how he did it, but these amazingly large and heavy steel beams lying in the weeds this morning were set in place by the afternoon. As I was standing there talking with him this morning, Smitty's lumberhouse brought by another load of lumber - just what Anilton was waiting for!
One of the other things Aniton's crew is doing is placing window "bucks" in the window openings. These are sized to take the windows. Our new home will have lots of windows, so this I'm sure of: we will definitely need a few more bucks to complete the job!