This was taken November (3rd, I believe) 2011
We were very cramped for space and really it was all very ramshackle Shedd-y
I was grateful for that addition to our trailer though, it provided a decent amount of space for a time and a home is a home, even if it isn’t pretty!
As you can see this was a construction zone, this addition would be going going gone after Thanksgiving!
A side view.
The addition was 16′ x 16′
We hosted Thanksgiving dinner as the Atwaters were out of town .
We cleared out the room and dragged in tables.
We began to take the addition down the very next day.
The addition was actually attached to the trailer.
The house is not.
It sits right along side though, as this is were we wanted it to sit and it would be positioned near perfectly south.
Eventually the trailer will be dismantled and the other half of our house will be built were the trailer sits now.
And it is gone!
The clean up was sooooo much fun:p
Construction began in March 2012, when it started to thaw a bit.
Front and back half finished and work started on the upstairs started.
And here we are today
The shell is complete
Go ahead, scroll up. Take a peek at the before.
We will finish the house wrap after Christmas. We ran out of Tyvek and then Joff had surgery, so after Christmas!
We also need seven small windows.
We have started putting in insulation, the wiring and interior finish will be worked on over the winter but we will not be turning on the electricity till spring.
Now for the brag part.
My Joff built this.
All by himself.
We had a few people who are construction pro’s come by and check it out.
It is perfect of course.
Joff built this,
while working 70-80 hours at his job, a lot of which was night shift.
And while dealing with a hormonal, crazy pregnant lady, who was a bit crazier then usual.
And while helping a crazy hormonal wife deal with a newborn and toddler.
My husband a brilliant, amazing, awe-inspiring man.
I will post more pics of the front and inside soon.