Lots and Lots of Walls!

May 22, 2018

The walls continue to go up on the top floor.  We can now fully see the outline of all of the upstairs rooms.  I never thought I’d ever be so happy to see a laundry room, but it gives me great joy!  Included in the pictures below are the joists are being laid for the balcony off the living room, and the CMU (concrete masonry unit) wall for the stairs from the kitchen veranda to the backyard.  As I’ve mentioned before, I find the building process fascinating, and I like to research the origins and history of many of the materials we’ve used.  The boring little concrete block has an interesting story well-described in the link below.  Did you know that in the early 1900’s mail order companies like Sears Roebuck  and Montgomery Ward sold machines that allowed the “average man” to make his own concrete blocks to build his house?  In theory, once the cement was prepared, two blocks per hour could be made.  I’m glad we are buying them already made…

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One thought on “Lots and Lots of Walls!”

  1. How exciting to see the progress in your home building process, cannot thank you enough for sharing all this valuable and inspiring information. Cannot wait for something to happen on our lot and enjoy our wonderful views again.

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