June 27, 2008
Well, after two long years of patience and waiting we are finally seeing our new house become a reality!
It almost seems surreal. And despite the rain, the thunder and the lightning on the first official day of building - and the same forecast threatning our crew all week - we are now able to watch our beautiful timber frame home start to rise. And it is quite an amazing sight. We just can't stop grinning! My self portrait pretty much says it all. We are so psyched for this day to finally arrive!
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You look fah-bulous darling. Absolute love the accessories! Great house too!
Congratulations Amy & Pete. You now own an expensive "big-top" tent. When does the show start? Oh - I guess it has started! Now if Mother Nature would only let the show continue. The two days of "this goes here - that goes there" were great. Watched about 6 hours total. Looking forward to the next truck load. Looks wonderful! Everybody stay safe. Rockman Jim
You are very welcome. And yes - I'll be watching! The webcams offer the chance to see so much more of the construction vs. the tv programs. But also, when the shows do come on, some of the missed bits and pieces come together. And then there's also Kevin and the gang explaining what's happening. When Jennifer gets back, ask her about the gemstone tile brochure - that's who I am. Have a great week. Rockman Jim
Not sure what that is in the backround, but it sure looks interesting. I can't wait to see the show in the fall!
It's like Christmas in June! Opening a BIG pile of BIG boxes and finding the instructions that say "Some Assembly Required"... Glad to see the sunshine. Amy - nice sandles with your hardhat! Keep truckin'. Rockman Jim
Somebody HELP! The cameras are off again. Checked in 7 am Weston time (4 am AZ.time) and got 3 black screens. Please get them fixed. This week is important. Thank You. Rockman Jim
Yes, please help with the webcams! The first floor is going up and we're all left in the dark. Failing a quick fix, how about letting us know what the problem is. Thanks!
To the webcam gurus - THANK YOU! Much appreciate your quick response. Got to see the crew packing up for the day, but at least there's tomorrow. Thanks again, Rockman Jim
Thanks for relocating the "factory" webcam to the first floor interior of the house. Much more interesting!
Happy 4th of July to Amy & Pete, Jennifer & Deborah, and the entire TOH crew. Watched for 4 hours Wednesday morning (you were filming something at 11:30) and 3 hours Thursday. Truly amazing to see how fast these experts put the pieces together. Let me be second to THANK the camera guru for the inside camera - great location. Pete - how much of this "some assembly required" do the two you get to see in person? Take Care & be SAFE. Rockman Jim
Fun to see this project progressing. Any chance the north-facing webcam can be reaimed? Needs to tile up a bit. Thanks
I think "Bill G" meant "tilt" up a bit and I'll second this request. I'm sure watching the house grow will be much more interesting than the grass. Maybe the camera guru can adjust it when the inside webcam gets re-connected. The progress is wonderful when the sun shines. Watching all the outside panels go up really gives the frame some definition. Great to watch. Thanks - Rockman Jim
Hey camera guru - THANK YOU. What a difference a few inches makes. That's great! Thanks again. Rockman Jim
Wow. To say that I'm stunned at how quickly the house is going up would be putting it mildly. I live in the Boston area and know how erratic the weather has been lately. Mother Nature has not been kind to this project's building schedule, but they (Bensonwood and TOH crew) have handled the weather as if they always build in these conditions. Job well done.
What have we here? Perhaps a shoot-day breakfast?
What's on the menu?
as far as seeing the assembly. yes we saw things being put together up at the bensonwood factory.
its unreal the craftmanship those guys put into every detail.
the amazing thing to me is the accuracy in the measurements that allow the peices to virtually fit together like a glove on site.
a remarkable process indeed.
Awesome AND amazing! To see what these guys have done in the last 3 days is incredible. Can't wait to see your copper topped mini-house go on. Pete - Thanks so very much for taking the time to answer me. I'm sure what you saw at the factory was quite inspiring. I'm looking forward to seeing the factory segments on the show. Saw you & Amy at the site this morning with some of the gang. Quite a crowd while filming. Everybody stay safe! Thanks, Rockman Jim
north cam tilted up as requested. theres a big wall in front of it now but i think monday that goes up on the house so you'll see more house less grass.
strike that. juliette's birthday today.
tilted down for today.
north cam will be more north tomorrow
Thanks for adjusting the camera. Awesome process to watch. What a rainy day you have this 7/15!!! Good thing there is little wind or your tarps would be whipping like mad! I love a timberframe; we've been in our new timberframe a year now. Bensonwood's prefab walls intrigue me but we're too many states away so I went with SIPs. Can't wait to see the episodes.
Camera Guru - HELP! Looks like the cameras stopped at sunset. Can we get them fixed - so much to see every day - every hour! Thank You. Rockman Jim
With the shed dormers and the roof poised to go on, the three outdoor webcams are stuck on dawn (that's no dark and gloom of a thunderstorm!). Boston is sunny today. The indoor cam is transmitting fine in real time.
Looking like a house now! Don't want to miss the cupola going up.