Frame raising started today. This is the really exciting part:)
Kevin and I both noted that it feels a little strange to be on the job site, but not working. I felt a bit useless standing around taking pictures. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that we’re paying good money for experienced timber home construction crews, and neither of us have the time to run the house project, nor the specific expertise to be as good as the general contractor we’ve hired. Even so, Kevin is usually the one running the job site. We’re so accustomed to managing projects ourselves, that leaving something so important to us in the hands of other people is taking some conscious thought on our part. Thankfully, most of the time, its a huge relief. Every little problem we notice that needs to get solved, we think; “not our problem, we’re paying the GC for that.” And then we leave and come back later to find it taken care of. Its great!