June 19, 2008
Last week we had a meeting on site to figure out how to begin to get the house brought on to the site. The Bensonwood team (the experts at this), Tom, Deborah and I all stood around talking about everything from the best time of day to arrive, do we need police details, how much airspace does the crane need, do we need a dumpster and where will it go, where will the crew stay and more.
And then the biggest unknown of all...what if it rains? Some of the panels will be complete down to interior and exterior finishes, and clearly must stay completely dry. If there is even the threat of rain, work stops.
If Mother Nature cooperates, over the next week you will really want to watch the webcams.
Bensonwood has a detailed schedule of exactly what will happen practically hour by hour as the panels get lifted into place one by one.
I can't believe I'm going to miss most of it because I'll be away for a week on a vacation that was planned four years ago! By the time I return to the site on the 30th a good part of the lower level and first floor could be assembled. I'm going to have to find an internet café somewhere so I can check in on progress!
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Good luck... the webcams haven't been working for quite some time now. You'll be in the dark as much as we are.
Hello Jennifer, Thanks for this update. Any chance getting a short blog about the camera problem. I check 4 times a day - the screen is black? Will they be fixed so everyone can tune in and watch the first panel go up? Thank You. Have a great vacation. Come to Arizona - 114 degrees today. A dry heat! Rockman Jim
Hurrah! They are working (Friday morning) and there is a crane unloading a truck!!!!
Hurrah again! Thank You. Just for your information, at about 7:52 your time, 4 or 5 guys (kids or mens ? ) came onto the site from behind the east camera. They stayed about 6 minutes. 2 or 3 climbed onto the crane. They exited behind the east camera. Hope all is OK. Rockman Jim
Wow. Tuesday 6/24. Material on site. Crane sitting parked. No activity. Isn't that just the typical home construction site?? Hope the fees for demurrage on the crane a low.
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