He Shoots -- He Shores!

Rumble, rumble, rumble.

As I was sipping my morning double espresso, I heard a large truck pull up in front of the house. Pssssssss -- air brakes. Chug, chug, chug, chug, chug -- idling:

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It wasn't long before they started to unload huge bundles of 4x4 sticks of wood:

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The truck was also loaded up with the huge steel beams that are going to support the house:

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By that time, I had to run and catch the bus to get to work on time. I returned home after dark to find that the house had been "shored" and the contractors had removed almost all of the old cripple walls. Since it was so dark, I don't have many good pictures.

Here's a view from the back of the house:

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Looking under the back section of the house (where the small digger had been working):

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The front corner of the house, below the main electrical panel. Note the cripple walls are now gone:

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What's with the magic, floating entryway? A dog wants to know:

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posted by noel on 02/16/05

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