Thursday, September 18, 2008

Update September 18 - Three Front Progress

It's been a while since I've updated things, but we keep pushing along. Our friends from Ohio, Robert and Kristen Ream came east with their cute baby boy Bobby and Robert's brother Phil so that Robert and Phil could shingle the house. It was a hot, dirty job, but they did it cheerfully and professionally. Our framer, Anilton, commented that they knew what they were doing. A few days after they got the shingles on, we got about 4" of rain in 24 hours.
The rain delayed Renaldo Fernandes from being able to back a cement truck to the garage to pour the slab, but this was done today. Hopefully next week we can make good progress in prepping the basement slab and installing radiant heat piping down there so that Renaldo can pour that slab as well.
The three great room/kitchen skylights arrived this week too and Anilton's guys were quick to install them. Our architect recommended an electronic exterior awning option that still needs to be installed. With this option, we will be able to control the summer heat into the room from above.

Pray with us that progress will be steady over the next couple months. We are really trying to be in by the end of the year.