Friday, August 18, 2006

Weekend Update: All Call Weekend for Stephanie

Last weekend was a big weekend at BMR. We had an all call work day. We took Thursday and Friday off work to get the place cleaned up and to get the lists together. The big items were the siding, stairs, rock wall etc.

With Stephanie's recent breast cancer diagnosis and then we got an offer on our house we really needed to kick things in gear. About 30 people showed up on Saturday and about 10 to 15 on Sunday. It was very moving.

Scott S. showed up with the JLG Man Lift again. It is one great piece of equipment for the owner builder. The carriage holds all your tools and allows you to work in a set spot way up in the air without falling from a ladder.

Ken, Debbie and their brother made quick work of the stairs. They replaced the temporary 2x4 treads with nailed and screwed underlayment. Great job guys!!!

There was the always fun job of stripping the paint off of the recycled doors. Although after many hours we may opt to purchase new solid wood doors.

One of the coolest projects was the stone wall. It goes between the first 3 columns of the porch. That is the portion of the porch that is excavated and will be used for tractor storage. It was a complete testosterone fest with the younger guys showing that they could pick up the largest rocks. All the stones came from the property and some were easily 250 to 300 pounds.

Good food was served and every one had plenty to eat.

Thank you to all.

Joel and Stephanie.

P.S. The dry wall arrived and is waiting to be hung. We will be working on it this weekend if there are any takers. We have about 6-8 weeks before our current house closes and we need to move in


Blogger Bob Carlberg said...

Once again you all have inspired me by your energy and your attitudes. It was a pleasure to come down and assist. I arrive home each time with fresh ideas, enthusiasm and renewed will to move forward with my project.

12:21 PM  
Blogger joel and stephanie said...

Thank you Bob. Meeting new friends like you is what makes the internet so great. We look forward to the time when we are able to come and work with you in Virginia.

1:59 PM  

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