My housebuilding project more or less went on hold during July while I waited for the new framing crew. I loosely tarped the building materials to protect them from rain, cleaned up the jobsite, and did some long-overdue bookkeeping.
I’d planned to spend a lot of time at the site processing firewood and trying to recycle materials from the gigantic pile of demolished framing. But in the end, I mostly took the month off to hike, run, write, and reconnect with people. It was the right call. Even when everything goes right, owner-building a house can be exhausting. Houses are important. So is balance and sanity.
The best breaks are ones that feel good when they start and good when they end, and as August rolled around I was excited to dive back into it. Early this week I met my new framer to go over materials and set up the site.
Reframing starts today.
Photos taken July 1 and July 25, 2020. Posted August 5, 2020.
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