Wednesday, August 1, 2012

and work continues

We were up at the castle a few weeks ago. Mark and Brian and Uncle Frank are still plugging along doing things while we are not there, so it was exciting to see what they had done since our last trip.

The scaffolding is there are the guys were building a roof over the window as it was leaking without it there. They did the same and built a little roof on the window on the otherside also.

This pile of concrete outside is from an opening they cut inside. Below you can see there is a door opening to great room walkway. The concrete cutters are coming back this week to cut the other openings in the kitchen and in the game room, it will be exciting to have all that dirty work done and over with.
The windows are all getting framed out as you can see here.
We moved the big chalice to a rock on Rex's ridge along side the back corner of the castle. Uncle Frank easily moved it with his front loader and Rex and Andy cemented it onto the rock.
The boys put up the other side of the arch above the door. It went up alot smoother this time having had the experience of the other side already. Again, they lifted it upright, slide it along a wood guide post on the wall and cranked it up with a farm crank and bolted it into place, easy peasey.
 Jack and Chris were helping, as you can see.
 Almost there.
While the boys were doing all the hard work. Ruby & I swept and vacuumed the 3rd and 4th floors and then we swept all the spiral stairs, let's try and keep it clean people! 
The plumber/Heater, Jerry Fobare, is starting this week to do his stuff. Concrete cutters will hopefully be finished in a week or two. Chris was over a third of the way up the turret with the stone work.
The boys are headed up this weekend for an air soft tournament with a bunch of Rex's friends, will be fun for them to just play and enjoy the property and not have to work.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, this place looks amazing. I would love to see it in person. I like the spiral stairs. Thanks for sharing!