A flurry of activity that doesn’t really show movement yet. Work is happening in a combination of Activity and Stillness.
Our goal — get a final sketch to be officially drawn. .
February 19 – A home meeting over dinner. Angie came to us and we worked on her version 4, some priorities are becoming clearer to us as we talk.
Then, some initial engineering for the beam along the river, trusses and floor joists. We want open space with a wall of windows, among other things. Should it surprise us that the beam might need to be 24″? The recommended approach just looks complicated. Intuitively we feel we need to simplify, so Russ drew a new floor plan minus the bonus room as an option. It feels better to me. We will talk this week about the truss, joist and beam costs from version 4 to spur more conversation and a decision about which option to pursue..
March 4 and 5 – A visit to the Pittsburgh Home Show. The joy was time with Jenny, she started Spring Break. Two nights at the Courtyard, two partial days looking at doors, skylights, kitchens, floors, etc. We got a little clearer on what we want for the house and ate good food downtown.
March 10 – A visit to the Kitchen Designer was fun and informative. The best part was I learned there were samples of the flooring we are starting to get serious about.
This week we’ll meet again with Angie and Darwin, can’t wait. I imagine myself sitting in the finished house, enjoying the river view.