2004-2009 Constant Bethlehem House Renovation (All the hard work BEFORE commencement of 10-Year-Plan)
6/2009- House for Sale / Looking for property, finish working on Bethlehem house, painted
11/2009- Found property
2010- Cut handmade balusters & finished Bethlehem porch
8/2010- Packed up
10/2010- Moved into my parents' house and began working with Roland on my childhood home, which is next door. (This is the major project between the major projects.)
3/2011- Bought sawmill. Began cutting wood to build Randy's barn ("practice run" for our house) when not working on childhood home.
5/2011- Jeff took apart "house" on property. Cutting trees and milling for barn
7/2011- House is down, disassembled, and basically cleaned up.
11/2011- All beams cut to build Randy's barn (Okay, we think we can actually do this timber frame thing....)
1/2012- After working on simultaneous projects, the childhood home is ready to move in. We moved into the next phase....
11/2012- Randy's barn finished.
6/2012- Began cutting logs in Randy & Linda's yard
Winter 2012- cut the trees into beams / cut braces & foundation beams
3/2013- Linda's yard looks like a lumber mill. Sorry!
5/2013- finished cutting, jointing, moving, placing, and
leveling all of the foundation beams. Numbered them to be disassembled and stored.
7/2013 - built solar kiln & cut floor joists
11/2013 - Began gypsy wagon / Moved sawmill and began cutting down trees and milling beams at Ennis & Addison's houses.
2/2014- Began building glass story / Continued to work on gypsy wagon / Continued to cut wood / Bought military tents to store beams
4/2014- We have a driveway
Fall 2014 - Continued joint work. Cutting trees & milling constantly.
Spring 2015 - Still cutting trees & milling beams / 1st bent assembled, numbered, taken apart, and stored.
5/2015- Finished cutting majority of beams. Moved the sawmill back to Randy & Linda's. Worked on gypsy wagon so we can move it to the property and camp in it.
6/2015 - Grading and foundation work