It’s up and away

17 August 2009 in Meriden

Finally.  The house is up.  Way up.  15′ in the air up.  In a short eight hours it went from an ” oh would you look at that”  height to an “Oh My God! Look at That!” level.

It went up smoothly without too many strange noises from the beams.  It is leveled off and now ready for some piers to start tomorrow.  It will also get some lateral bracing to hold it in place.  It was also nice to hear from some neighbors, some who have seen the house for 30 years sitting there, that they approved of the lift.  They are glad the house is staying in the neighborhood, unlike the one across the street that will be moved to East Austin.

Now the  real anxiety part starts for me with the foundation and framing stage, all under the hovering house.  Hopefully we will have calm winds and dry conditions.  Come on La Nina, or El Nino, which ever one sends the rain and crazy weather somewhere else.

cribbing it higher

cribbing it higher

All the way up in the sunset

All the way up in the sunset

New porch view

New porch view

Me with a couple of cute kids checking out the view and making their mother nervous.

Me with a couple of cute kids checking out the view and making their mother nervous.

17 August 2009 Meriden

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