The construction crew was out early, getting it all set up. Then the waiting began.
The crane arrived around 9am. Then lots of other trucks and machinery began to arrive. We pulled the kids out of school so they could watch. 10 am came and went, contractor was on the phone, but still no house. Apparently, there was a mix up with scheduling at the Nationwide office, and the house was not scheduled to be delivered until next week. Ack! Eventually they got things straightened out and found a driver and the new delivery time was moved to 4-5pm. So the kids went back to school. and the entire construction crew sat around and waited, and waited, and waited.
Kids returned home from school, and not long after we heard the crane start up. So we looked outside and saw a huge truck in the road that was carrying half of our house!
They hooked it to the crane and lifted it way up in the air over the electric lines. It was so crazy!
Then lined it up with the foundation and set it down. What a crazy thing to see.
Kenan even took time off of work to watch.
Once the first half was in place, another big truck arrived with the second half.
They lined them up. See those triangles hanging down on the walls? They are sections of the roof. They are hinged to the main structure and literally fold up. i had no idea.
Once the main sections were lined up and set, they began unfolding the roof. The entire thing was sitting on top of the modules. It is all hinged and just unfolds. It was so neat to watch.
There are ropes attached to these pieces and they just pull them up and then nail them into place.
Then they brought in the window sections.
Once the window sections were secured in the both ends of the house, they pulled up the rest of the roof
The front view. i didn't take a lot of pictures of the front, because i was standing on the other end with the kids. There were a bunch of people and bunch of equipment in the yard, so we were staying far out of the way. There will be a wrap around deck that will be built around the house.
Unfolding the rest of the roof!
This as far as they got yesterday. The entire process, once the house actually arrived took around 3 hours! Incredible! Before they left they put plastic over the window and dormer holes.
There is a still a lot that has to be done before we move in. It will still be many weeks before it's completed, but watching this come together so quickly was just amazing.
As we watch the rebuilding process we can not help but become filled again with intense gratitude to all those that have helped us along the way, and helped us to get to this point. Friends, family, neighbors, customers and even many folks we have never even met. The amount of love and support we have felt through out this has been so overwhelming and life changing. i love being able to share this rebuilding (and healing) process with all of you. Thank you again for your continued support.