I know two things about carpentry:
- Wood comes from trees
- Nails don't
My complete lack of knowledge in this field is exposed; nevertheless, something doesn't look quite right to me with the work being done on our front porch. I took this picture of it at around 11:30 this morning, and I've added an inset picture of how it is supposed to look when it is done:
As you can see, the porch is missing the peak. Perhaps they always do it this way and then add it later, but right now it looks wrong to my inexperienced eyes.
It is really windy on site today, so after hanging around this morning I decided to head home to where I could find warmth. I have tremendous sympathy for the poor fellows working in the freezing wind. I'm amazed it hasn't slowed them down a bit. I took a few pictures that show the good work they are doing. This first one is of the side (what I call the “long front”) of the house:
And here's a closer shot of what will be our side porch:
Here's the rear (morning room) and “long rear” that faces the wet pond:
Here's the garage:
Right now, there is a small problem with the garage. The standard design calls for the small door to be at the rear, as it is now; however, the layout on our lot means it makes more sense for it to be at the side. So the foundation was poured with a side door in mind, but the framing was completed with it at the rear. Our project manager assures me this will be fixed, but I thought I'd include a picture to illustrate the problem:
Finally, here's another picture showing the front of the house with the porch currently being built:
The lack of a peak on the porch is quite clear.
Roofing material is supposed to be delivered later and the plan is to start putting it up tomorrow. Hopefully, the wind will have died down enough to make it safer to walk around up on the roof. You wouldn't catch me up there in a million years!