It wasn’t a mirage or a dream! Work is actually happening at the house (apologies to the neighbors for the commotion). Nearly every piece of framing has been replaced. The reddish hues of the old beams, permeated with smoke, time and memories are being replaced by lovely new ones. The white, raw wood promises stability, a fresh start, new beginnings.
Below ground, only visible through access holes scattered across the flooring, the house has been newly grounded – 3’x3′ concrete footings anchor key points of the house deep into the ground as if the house has reached deep to grab hold of the land to assert its permanence.
I’m excited to watch the house evolve. Next week I meet with the window company. The following week, two weeks from now, I’ve been promised the framing will be 100% complete and the roof will once again be on the house. The last time I could stand in my house, look up and not see the sky was over six months ago!
Here are some images of the latest progress: