We made the obligatory trip out to Stonecutters Ridge today, and to check on the progress of the house. It looks like Metricon was hard at work this week, despite a bit of inclement weather midweek. Thanks to our neighbour Amanda, we were alerted to the fact that the chippies were out on site today (Saturday), in an attempt to get back on schedule. Kudos to Metricon for making up for lost time!
Last week, they had much of the first story framed up. Today, we found the 2nd story framed, with most of the roof finished. There wasn’t much wood left on site, but I’d say that the rest of the framing work could be finished within a day. The windows have been delivered, so I’m assuming those will go in afterwards.
So what’s next?
Honestly I have no idea. The front veranda is still missing, so I’d assume that’s on the horizon. But looking at other houses in the neighbourhood, I would guess that bricking isn’t far off, as it seems like there’s not much that stands between where we’re at now, and the bricking stage.
Knock on wood, we’re making good progress. Our site supervisor has been good to work with thus far. While the weekly updates that he promised haven’t really materialised, he returns our phone calls and answers our questions in a very timely matter. I suppose you don’t need a weekly call when WE’RE calling him on a regular basis. At any rate, we’re happy with the progress thus far, and hope it continues.
It also looked like there were some new signs up around Stonecutters Ridge today. Among the three new signs we say, there was one that advertised the opening of all 18 holes for the golf course. “Opening early 2011″ is now in writing, and advertised, so mark your calendars!
And without delay, here’s a bunch of photos from today…