I think our builder is angling for the best Angie's List rating ever. He is so all over this project. Behold the progress at the end of today.
Yesterday I awoke to a hummedy, hummedy, clunkedy, clunkedy sound and knew that something was happening outside. I threw on shorts, shirt and sandals and grabbed my camera. Just as I suspected—concrete truck. They were pouring the foundation.
This morning there was a guy out there knocking the forms off the concrete, then a pile of lumber was delivered, and when Sofia and I arrived home from the library late this afternoon there was sawing and hammering and big boards being fitted into place. The joists for the studio floor are now in place.
When we were planning and designing the studio Ray kept saying it would be built on a concrete slab. That would be the easiest, most straightforward way to do it. I was not keen on the idea of a concrete floor. So hard to stand on for hours at a time and my legs and back are not what they once were. When we started interviewing potential builders a couple of them agreed that the slab was the way to go. The third said, no, he thought a crawlspace and joists would be just as easy and make a nicer floor to work on. Yeah! So that's what I am getting. I have yet to choose the final floor covering, but it will most likely be a commercial grade linoleum. I want something tough and easy to sweep and mop, where stray pins cannot hide, nor threads and snips adhere to and paint will not stain..Light, bright and neutral to reflect a lot of natural light. At the rate they are getting this thing built, I think I need to go floor shopping quite soon.
The greenhouse will get a poured concrete slab with a drain in the middle. They tell me the plumbing will start going in tomorrow.