Things Move Fast

The framers are really moving things along and I’m feeling a little dizzy from the speed of it. Part of the disorientation is that I’m not actually doing the work, so I feel a little detached. The other big part is that, because I don’t know what I’m doing, when I’m doing the work it all moves along at a much slower pace as I figure things out.

Approaching the end of the framers’ work here, I feel the need to get my feet back under myself. I’m not really sure what to do next. Robert (our advising contractor) says that the city’s storm water approval is the thing that needs to be dealt with first because that could take the longest and hold up any other inspections. Other candidates for what to do next include:
– sheathing
– doors and windows
– floors inside the studios
– decking

We went to the bookstore last night to do a little research on what to do next. I bought Creative Homeowner’s Ultimate Guide to House Framing: Plan, Design, Build by John Wagner. It describes standard residential construction methods — nothing new fangled or especially green. It helps.

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