Thursday, September 24, 2009

Saturday September 24th Waterboyz working here

A wonderful group of christian men, The Waterboyz, are coming Saturday for a construction party! Lunch is provided but we need RSVP since lunch is provided. Some others from my church are coming as well. Come join the fun and fellowship! It is carpenter and mason work; bring any tools you have. If you can follow directions though we can use you and provide some tools. Thanks again Katie Glensor for your awesome help with the Saturday meals for everyone!

Come join the fun (especially if you have any plumbing experience, we really need you!!): RSVP or 301-528-8505


Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23 URGENT NEED!!

We are trying to get the house insulated and drywalled ASAP in advance of winter (we are living in the basement now), and our plumber only works Saturdays. He works hard but has at least four more Saturdays to finish, probably more, so we need help! If anyone has plumbing experience and can put in ANY time, we will accomodate your schedule and you will be such a blessing.

Thank you for checking our needs. A mason from our church is volunteering his time which is a big blessing and the roof is completely installed already! Rain gutters are the next exterior item and others are working on the deck as I type this.

Our House and the Waterboyz continue to help us out and are so appreciated:

Don't forget to check out our website (a work in progress):

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Roof is Almost Complete

They came to finish putting the shingles on the roof today! Now the house is watertight. The Waterboyz come on Saturday to try to get the windows sealed and do other projects on the inside of the house.

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Shingles Arrive

The roof shingles came today (9-21-09). With any luck, they will on by the end of the week!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Bump Out Getting Finished

At the end of the day (9-18--09) the bump out is looking pretty good. A lot of progress was made today. Once the roof trusses are in the entire house can have the shingles installed. The kids
from Our House put in a long, busy day today. Thanks guys!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Current Status and Volunteer Needs

Updated 9-07-09

People who can help us even if just for a few hours:

  • Carpenter
  • Plumber
  • Mason
  • Someone to help grade the property away from the house

All the internal framing is done. Currently we are working on the electrical, plumbing and HVAC. The plumber has so much work to do and works for us only on Saturdays. Anybody who is a PLUMBER and wants to come be part of a blessed project and work with a fun, great Christian man, come join us anytime you have on Saturdays.

Our House is currently working on the screened in wrap around porch. We are hoping to build the small room above the wrap around porch as soon as possible so it can be ready when the roof installers come and fitted for HVAC and electricity. The shingles will be on in a week or two (waiting to hear about their schedule).

Our goal is to get rain gutters on as soon as possible after the shingles are on since the water is all going to our foundation. After we get the electrical, mechanical and framing inspection we will be ready for insulation and drywall. We still need grading in the back and side of the house since all the work moved the dirt and now water is coming to our foundation.

Anyone who can help us with any of these projects is welcome any time and would be much appreciated! We need a bobcat for the grading and somebody who knows how to use it to grade. A person with carpentry skills that can help build the small room above the deck would really be a help. Any day of the week but Sunday is good. We will need the gables and roof on that room to be ready for shingles when they come install the shingles.

We are desperately in need of a mason to extend the chimney and fix the brick where windows were installed and the bricks had to be cut. I can work with the mason once I am taught what to do as I am home in the day dealing with the construction.

We are all working every Saturday and guys are usually here during the week. Just give us a call or e-mail me at (301-528-8505).

We also have a need for a window installer if anyone wants to donate some time. There are still some windows that need installing. The remaining windows are installed but need to be airtight and ready for drywall as they were just roughly installed.

Thank you for checking to see if you could help us out in any way!