Focusing on the rebuilding of our home and our lives post fire.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
The masons have been very hard at work. Yesterday (Saturday) M and I stopped by the house and were (happily!) surprised to see that they were working. According to a neighbor they were there all day until dusk. The back living room area has now been built up with cinder block as has the back wall behind the garage. The footings for the deck and under the house have been poured and the headers(?) on top of all the window and door openings have been added. We're amazed at how cleaned up the masonry looks. It is also such a wonderful thing to walk back to tallmadge and not smell any burnt/smokey smell. That was something we were both so worried about with any reconstruction... our fears are assuaged already.
All indications are that framing will commence shortly. Both our builders and our architect have said that within the next month it will likely be completely framed and we might even be walking through our "new" rooms!
We spent yesterday morning with our kitchen cabinet guy. Maybe I'll post some layouts with the notes from that meeting.... but in the meantime I'm googling for images of kitchen cabinets in various shades of benjaminmoore white/cream...
We are rebuilding our house after losing it in a massive fire on November 17, 2007. It's been a difficult ordeal-- losing so much, being displaced and then dealing with the major nightmare of our insurance company... but this blog is an effort to focus on the future and the path we're taking to get there. It's an effort to focus on the positive-- that we are rebuilding, rebuilding a house that we never otherwise could have found-- a house according to our tastes exactly. I've vowed not to bring up insurance or banking headaches or even the multitude of heartaches of the past year plus, but instead to focus solely on the exciting (and sometimes frivolous) adventures in building a house. More importantly, having lost so much of our 'history'in the fire.... this is the beginning of a new story, the story of our new HOME....