Friday, February 17, 2012

Digs Fixin's

The Foots (Bill, Caren and Underfoot) pulled in a couple of hours ago in a rental pickup. In the back was yet another gift! Enough lumber to frame up most of a 12x12 Hut. I'll have to buy the studs,  insulation, and drywall, but that's a drop in the bucket compared to this load. Once I get the studs there will be enough for the flooring, roof, and outside covering to build a completely enclosed 12x12 building. Now all I have to do is figure out exactly where to build it, get the concrete for piers and get after it. Hopefully by the end of spring it will be livable. I should have enough of the corrugated iron Just Me gave me to cover the roof and set up catchment with it.
I plan to rough it in for a small bathroom and shower just in case I ever get a septic system. I'll probably build a small building for an external kitchen out of the pallets Ring and I have brought here.


8 comments:

  1. David - Fantastic!

    Guess you're going to be very busy now - please don't forget the photo's of the progress - can't wait :)

    God Bless the Foots

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  2. That is great news Dave, I am very happy for you :-)

    The Foots are wonderful folks.

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    1. MsB, I don't think you can ask for better friends, but it does make me feel a little undeserving.

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  3. Dani, It will probably be a couple of weeks before I can get started and then weather will be the factor. I'm a happy guy!

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  4. wish we could've brung more...(next time)

    I've got a spare window or two around here...I can measure it and let you know the rough opening to frame for it, if you like.

    Looking forward to progress pics.!

    Sounds like we left just before the windstorm day started today. Made it home 7-1/2 hours...record time driving 75 most of the time. That '12 Supercrew Ford V-6 got 21+ MPG and has plenty of power...I'd like to have one....but don't want a car pymt, not anymore. (never again)

    Take care Dude.!

    Da 'Foots

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    1. Wish you'll could have just spent more time down here BF. It was pretty windy all day, but its calm now. I know what you mean about the payments. Glad you'll made it back without any problems.

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  5. Very nice, David. 12'x12' is a very livable space, and won't be too much to heat or cool. Good luck with the building.

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    1. Allen, I've decided to stretch the hut to 12x16 now. Won't cost much to add the extra 4 feet and it will give room for a bathroom and small closet. This morning I was out surveying where to build it and this afternoon when it was too windy to be out I was combing the web for ideas.

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