I just got back from the jobsite and it is hopping! Stonework, siding, electrical, plumbing, tile work, air conditioning, carpentry everywhere - you name it. The webcams show a lot of the action (and hopefully a little more now that one of the guys helped me push the Tommy Cam over a bit so you can see the kitchen area, the front door and a good part of the living/dining area) but there's a lot you can't see.
Stone work is finishing up on the foundation. The solar panels are installed and the exterior siding is almost complete which means the scaffolding can finally come down. Roger Cook has been anxiously awaiting for that to happen so he can get his equipment into the backyard and begin his piece of the project. Stay tuned to the "north" camera for that work to start in the next week or two.
Mark Ferrante has been hard at work with his crew (his son and nephew) tiling the three bathrooms upstairs. Pete & Amy picked some really beautiful tile, all from Trikeenan Tileworks in New Hampshire. Here's the master bathroom with the wall tile for the shower neatly stacked up and ready to go.
Luke Marcum from the Bensonwood team has been on site regularly - today he was setting up scaffolding in the center stairwell so he could continue work on installing the reclaimed barn board on the walls.
Lynn Keating and crew are working alongside Richard Trethewey and his crew, finishing the plumbing and HVAC rough while Allen Gallant and crew are finishing up the electrical rough. The cabinets from Crownpoint are in and awaiting the concrete counter
tops that were made last week at Stone Soup in Northampton. Dickie Silva, Tom's very talented brother, was working on figuring out the best way to build the mantel for the fireplace in the dining area. Here Dickie and Allen humor me for a moment -
I'd guess there were 25 people there today and at moments it seems as if people are practically crawling over one another to do their work - but the site is always full of laughter and a great team spirit.