Habitat for Humanity, Millstone Basin Area

Saturday, December 30, 2006

Our elves were hard at work on Dec. 23

Not tremendous progress this week, but we did complete ALL the tar papering. Emil, Torry and I went over this morning and laid the remaining paper. The entire house has tar paper on it and it's ready for roofing.

Outstanding Items. We need to:

  • select siding color
  • order roofing (shingles should coordinate with siding)
  • order kitchen window
  • order Foyer window

Next Saturday Emil, Torry and I are going over around 8:30 and we are going to complete the framing in the kitchen and living room. Now that the trusses are in we can see what framing needs to be completed.

No new pictures this week, even though we thought it would have been cool to have one of us working on the roof on 12/23 in T-shirts.

I hope everyone and their families has a Merry Christmas.

- filed by: Mike Strada

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Twas the Week Before Christmas at the Habitat House

We made more progress this week. We completed sheathing the dormers and almost completed Tar papering the roof. We have most of the tar paper down. We installed the windows in the dormers and the big window in the kitchen.

We had a group from Kathy Moss's church for half the day and Torry, Emil, Greg, Jimmy, Eric(Jimmy's friend) and I stayed until 4:00. Jeanne was the greeter, which was a big help. Jeanne took pictures, I forgot my camera.

We are going to work next Saturday, but we won't need any volunteers. Emil, Torry, Jimmy and I will be there and we should be able to get the roof to the point it is ready for the shingles. My Christmas shopping didn't go as well as I planned today, so I will be there ready to work at 8:00 am Saturday and I can stay until noon. So if anyone wants to come early, I will be there.

Other Activities:

  • Thursday night we met with Ed one the QOM Architects. This went very well. Ed walked us through the house plans. There was allot of good sharing back and forth.
  • We also had a quick Crew Leaders meeting Thursday night and we have actions items out of that.
  • I will start the process of getting the washer, dryer, refrigerator, and stove from HFH.
  • Eric will get a dishwasher from Toll for free for the Moss house.
  • Kathy said she wanted to use her $1,000 [the partner family's discretionary spend] for Central Air. I will check ParterNet to see if there is anything offered through HFH. Preferably a Carrier unit.
  • Eric made contact with two suppliers for Roofing and Siding. On Friday I sent a letter to the siding contact. Hopefully they will be able to work with Eric on the cost. We will get the roofing letter out ASAP, worst case we will order the roofing from Home Depot.

- filed by: Mike Strada

Sunday, December 10, 2006

December 9

Just some quick pix from 12/9/06. I can't believe how far we've come! The house is looking really great.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Building Report - Dec 2

This weekend we made more progress. We installed the windows in the bedrooms, and bathroom. Two thirds of the house is wrapped and ready for siding. The roof is still proving to be a challenge. Eric and Roberto had hard time getting the Trusses over the Kitchen and Family room. They we will have to come back during the week to complete this. More work was done on the roof over the Master bedroom, we are almost complete and ready for shingles.

Next weekend we will complete the sheathing on the roof and start putting the shingles on the roof. Eric will have some Toll pros get the trusses straightened out during the weekend and have a roofer come over to get the shingles started.

-- Filed by Mike Strada