Thursday, September 29, 2011

Home Depot raises over $2000 for Habitat Muskoka!


On Saturday September 24th Habitat was invited to participate in a community day being hosted by Home Depot. The Home Depot in Bracebridge raised in excess of $2000 in support of Habitat Muskoka in their paper hammer campaign and the Home Depot in Huntsville raised over $4000 and Home Depot Parry Sound raised over $700. All dollars raised through the paper hammer campaign are directed to build programs across Muskoka and Parry Sound

Habitat sends a huge thank you to all who participated. Special thanks goes to the staff of all the stores for all they do and thanks also to Home Depot for their donations of extra product.
 
Pictured with me is Tom Heindle, Bracebridge store manager. 

Ellen Frood
Executive Director
Habitat for Humanity Muskoka

Thank you for your support - your giving makes a difference

cid:FAFAE878-60D3-4A01-97EC-B20564D71840
Tom Heindle, Bracebridge store manager, with Ellen Frood, E.D.




Delta Muskoka Resorts Build - 2011 supporters

A cast of hundreds!

And more windows!




Never a door closes but a window opens!

With great excitement our windows were installed last Saturday. Coming out to help for the second year in a row.
All staff donated their time and through the efforts of Muskoka Windows and Doors, Anderson Windows donated the windows.

 Again, this is the second year to receive the donated windows through Muskoka Windows and Doors.
A special thanks goes out to all from Muskoka Windows and Doors who gave up their Saturday to help Habitat for Humanity Muskoka with our build in Gravenhurst.

Habitat for Humanity Muskoka made the news!


Here is a great article from www.cottagecountrynow.ca about Habitat for Humanity Muskoka and the current build. 
www.cottagecountrynow.ca
New Habitat home taking shape in Gravenhurst

Friday, September 23, 2011

Still needed: carpet installers


DAILY  LOG September 22, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred , Larry, Dorothy, Marjie, Tom, Bill, Alex, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We packed all of the Drywall into the houses. Marjie and Dorothy began trimming the Dimple-wrap (that weird looking stuff that goes around the foundation) and fastening the top to the strapping.
The Plumbing Inspection passed!
Garfield McMurray is building the interior stairs.

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Great Northern Insulation will be donating the Spray Foam Insulation for the walls, along with the labour to install it. They will also be donating the labour to install the Roxall Insulation in the fire-separation wall, and the Blown-in Insulation in the attic (that insulation being supplied through Gift In Kind).
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet

Still Needed

  • Carpet installers
  • Linoleum (Sheet Goods) and Installers


Volunteers
Friday, September 23 –2 Volunteers needed to assist the electricians and do site clean up
Saturday, September 24 –2-4 Volunteers needed to assist the window and door installers and do site
clean up
Monday, September 26 – Volunteers needed to build forms for the pads outside the side-doors, and at
the base of the porch stairs. Mix and pour concrete.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Olivers of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date squares.
Many thanks to Mary Gray of Saint Paul’s in Gravenhurst for providing us with a tasty lunch.

My Thoughts
That was hard work getting all the Drywall into the houses. (I know I am feeling it.) Many thanks to Alex
and Bill and Fred and Larry and Mike Neill from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart for working so hard.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Plumbing, house wrapping, walling, foaming


DAILY  LOG September 20, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred , Larry, Jason, Sean, Dorothy, Mike, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Jason and Sean from Gravenhurst Plumbing were on Site doing the plumbing rough-in.
We installed more of the Housewrap on the main floor, and strapped out the walls, and installed some
SM Foam along the way. All in all a great day.

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Great Northern Insulation will be donating the Spray Foam Insulation for the walls, along with the labour to install it. They will also be donating the labour to install the Roxall Insulation in the fire-separation wall, and the Blown-in Insulation in the attic (that insulation being supplied through Gift In Kind).
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Still Needed
Carpet installersLinoleum (Sheet Goods) and Installers

Volunteers
Wednesday, September 21 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 22 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 23 –2 Volunteers needed to assist the electricians and do site clean up
Saturday, September 24 –2-4 Volunteers needed to assist the window and door installers and do site
clean up.


Food and Drink
Many thanks to Olivers of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date squares.
Many thanks to Boston Pizza of Gravenhurst for providing us with a tasty lunch.


My Thoughts
Had a new guy out today. I think he is one of us. He worked hard and had a lot of fun. Maybe you also
are one of us. You won’t know until you come out for a day’s work.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike@habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


DAILY  LOG September 19, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred , Larry, Jason, Sean, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?


Jason and Sean from Gravenhurst Plumbing were on Site doing the plumbing rough-in.
Don Taylor from Greenside Electric stopped by. All is ready. Congratulations, Don, on being appointed to the Executive Board of HFHM!
We installed more of the Housewrap on the main floor, and strapped out the walls, and installed some
SM Foam along the way. All in all a great day.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation called me back today. We had been discussing whether or not his
suppliers, BASF, would donate the spray foam insulation. They will.

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Great Northern Insulation will be donating the Spray Foam Insulation for the walls, along with the labour to install it. They will also be donating the labour to install the Roxall Insulation in the fire-separation wall, and the Blown-in Insulation in the attic (that insulation being supplied through Gift In Kind).
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Still Needed

  • Carpet installers
  • Linoleum (Sheet Goods) and Installers

Volunteers
Tuesday, September 20 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 21 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 22 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 23 –2 Volunteers needed to assist the electricians and do site clean up
Saturday, September 24 –2-4 Volunteers needed to assist the window and door installers and do site
clean up.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Tastebuds of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date
squares. Many thanks to HFHM for providing us with a tasty lunch.

My Thoughts
We are rockin’ & rollin’! The Building Envelope will be closed up before anything even resembling nasty weather hits the area.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike@habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

[All photos from Bala Build.]

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Foaming insulation installation


DAILY  LOG September 16, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred, Bill, Mike, George, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
We installed about 40% of the Housewrap on the main floor, and strapped out the walls, and installed
some SM Foam along the way. All in all a great day.
Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation called me back today. We had been discussing whether or not his
suppliers, BASF, would donate the spray foam insulation. They will.

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Great Northern Insulation will be donating the Spray Foam Insulation for the walls, along with the labour to install it. They will also be donating the labour to install the Roxall Insulation in the fire-separation wall, and the Blown-in Insulation in the attic (that insulation being supplied through Gift In Kind).
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Still Needed
Carpet installers
Linoleum (Sheet Goods) and Installers

Volunteers
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.
Monday, September 19 – 2 Volunteers needed to assist the plumbers and do site clean up.
Tuesday, September 20 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 21 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 22 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 23 –2 Volunteers needed to assist the electricians and do site clean up
Saturday, September 24 –2-4 Volunteers needed to assist the window and door installers and do site
clean up.

My Thoughts
The really great news today came from Bill Gee at Great Northern Insulation that his supplier, BASF,
would donate the Spray Foam Insulation (SFI). There is no better way to insulate a house than with SFI.
It seals up every possible air leak, and does not allow moisture to pass through it. No air movement = no
drafts, but no moisture in the wall means there is no dew point in the wall. The dew point is that place,
usually within the batt insulation where the hot and cold air meet and the moisture condenses. Over
time this causes the house to rot. SFI, on the other hand, puts the dew point outside the wall system.
This can potentially give the house 2 or 3 times its lifespan (usually about 50 years for a modern
constructed home).
Many thanks to Bill Gee of Great Northern Insulation for getting the SFI free of charge, and for supplying the labour free of charge.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Housewrap, basement framing, landscaping, HVAC rough-in


DAILY  LOG September 15, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred , Bill, Mike, Alex, Dorothy, Marjie, Emily, Kerry, Tyler, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Dorothy and Marjie continued installing the Housewrap. Fred and Alex continued putting the finishing touches on the basement framing. Bill and Mike worked on the main floor. Emily helped where needed and worked on the landscaping.
Kerry and Tyler of Muskoka Air Systems began doing the HVAC* Rough-in!
*[HVAC = Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning]

What Next?
Muskoka Air Systems will be installing the HVAC Systems.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 23.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Volunteers
Friday, September 16 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.
Monday, September 19 – 2 Volunteers needed to assist the plumbers and do site clean up.
Tuesday, September 20 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 21 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.

Further on Down the Road

Phase 3 – This is the other portion of the Build where our wonderful hard-working Volunteers are
once again in great demand. This Phase involves:

Bala Build Basement
  • Drywalling
  • Trimwork and Doors
  • Painting (everybody’s favourite!)
  • Floor Installation (sheet goods, hardwood, carpet)
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Final Grading and Landscaping
  • Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done


Materials/Tools?
Housewrap, SM Foam, Staples, Nails, 1x3 Strapping
Housewrap System provided by Du Pont Chemicals
Engineered Roof Truss Systems from Pioneer Trusses
Sheathing, blocking and web-bracing for Roof Truss Systems from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart
Wall framing materials from Home Building Center
Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
25 Year 3-Tab Shingles from Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Olivers of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date squares.
Many thanks to HFHM for providing us with a tasty lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

Bala Build trench! MWW crew

My Thoughts
We needed about 100’ of trench @ min. 2’ deep for the electricians to run the lateral service from the
pole to the service panels. On Wednesday Rick and Steve just stepped forward and said: “You need a
trench? Then we are here to dig a trench.” And they dug about 50’ of trench. Kudos to Steve and Rick.
And kudos to all our great Volunteers.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Foam, frame, housewrap, shingles...


DAILY  LOG September 14, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred , George, Bill, Steve and Janice, Rick, BrianT, BrianF, Andy, Paul, Alex, Garfield, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Continued with installation of SM Foam on exterior. Framed in the basement windows. Garfield
McMurray measured up for the stairs. Began installing the Housewrap.
Many thanks to Garfield McMurray for volunteering to build the stairs.
Many thanks to Paul of DuPont Chemicals for giving us the tutorial on how to install the Housewrap.
Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services got the shingles installed on the porch roof and cut in the roof vents.

What Next?
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September 16.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Volunteers
Thursday, September 15 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 16 – 2 Volunteers needed to help the electricians and do site clean up.
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.
Monday, September 19 – 2 Volunteers needed to assist the plumbers and do site clean up.
Tuesday, September 20 – 6-8 Volunteers needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels
and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Olivers of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date squares.
Many thanks to HFHM for providing us with a tasty lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count.

My Thoughts
Now the summer is ended, some of our most steady Volunteers are returning south. On behalf of HFHM
I would like to extend many thanks to Brian Tournaway for the many days he has come to the Build over
the summer. Your knowledge and skill and enthusiasm will be missed.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Bala Build photo of SM Foam

DAILY  LOG September 13, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Fred, Doroth, Max, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Continued with installation of SM Foam on exterior.
Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services got the shingles installed on the roof.

Did I say the roof is on?
THE ROOF IS ON! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services

What Next?
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September  16.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in on September 19.
Muskoka Windows and Doors and Anderson Windows will be installing the windows and doors on
September 24.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet.

Volunteers
Wednesday, September 14 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 15 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 16 – 2 Volunteers needed to help the electricians and do site clean up.
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Olivers of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and date squares.
Many thanks to Heather Harris for providing us with a tasty lunch.
  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count .

My Thoughts
The roof is on and the other trades are getting booked to complete their portion of the work.
I am a happy guy.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Frame it, wire it, roof it, trussed


DAILY  LOG September 8, 2011

Who Was On-Site?

Larry, George, Fred, Dorothy, Margie, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
Chester Klingshott (Building Inspector) stopped by and passed our Framing Inspection.
YAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!1 (Ok, there were a few deficiencies, but not enough to hold things up.)

What Next?
Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services will install the roof shingles for free and supply them at below cost.
Greenside Electric will be doing the electrical rough-in on September  16.
Gravenhurst Plumbing will be doing the plumbing rough-in as soon as the framing inspection is passed.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Services.
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems.
Many thanks to Jody Johnson of K J Masonry for helping Jesse Campbell get the Roof Truss Systems
installed.
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.
Many thanks to Bob Chamberlain of Chamberlains Tim-Br-Mart for his interest in our build and his
attention to detail.
Many thanks to Clyde McDuff of Ready Mix Concrete   for providing the concrete at cost, and for sending out Eddy and Trevor to deliver the concrete and help with the pour.
Many thanks to Brad Williams of Artistic Stone, and to Chuck and Eddy and Trevor for working a long
hard day to get the two basement floors finished.
Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.
Many thanks to John Smith of Carpet One in Bracebridge for agreeing to donate the carpet

Volunteers
Monday, September 12 – 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Tuesday, September 13 – 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Wednesday, September 14 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Thursday, September 15 -- 6-8 Volunteers will be needed. The day’s work will involve using rakes and
shovels and brooms, mitre saw, hammers and nails, skill saw and chisel.
Friday, September 16 – 2 Volunteers needed to help the electricians and do site clean up.
Saturday, September 17 – Volunteers needed to do site clean up.

Further on Down the Road
Phase 2 -- The next portion of the Build is to get the Building Envelope secured. This means letting
the licensed professionals in to do their thing. This Phase involves:

  • Roofers
  • Wind Barrier Installers
  • Window and Door Installers
  • Siding, Soffit and Flashing Installers
  • Electricians
  • PlumbersTin-bashers (HVAC guys)
  • Insulators

During this time the need for Volunteers is going to be decreased. Of course, everyone is welcome to
come out to the Site, but don’t be surprised or disappointed if there isn’t much to do. Hopefully this
phase will not last more than 2 weeks.
Phase 3 – This is the other portion of the Build where our wonderful hard-working
Volunteers are once again in great demand. This Phase involves:

  • Drywalling
  • Trimwork and Doors
  • Painting (everybody’s favourite!)
  • Floor Installation (sheet goods, hardwood, carpet)
  • Cabinet Installation
  • Final Grading and Landscaping
  • Patting ourselves on the back for a job superbly done

Materials/Tools?

  • Engineered Floor Systems, wall framing materials, Roof Truss Systems, SM Foam, skill saw, hammers, levels, squares, tape measures, tool belts, ladders, roof shingles.
  • Engineered Roof Truss Systems from Pioneer Trusses.
  • Sheathing, blocking and web-bracing for Roof Truss Systems from Chamberlain’s Tim-Br-Mart
  • Wall framing materials from Home Building Center.
  • Windows and doors from Muskoka Windows and Doors.
  • 30 Year 3-Tab Shingles from Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
  • Concrete floors in the basement from Ready Mix Concrete

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.

  Be sure and call 644-3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count .

Inspections

  • For plumbing, electrical and HVAC rough-ins
  • For insulation and vapour barrier
  • For occupancy and final

My Thoughts
It was good to get that Framing Inspection passed. Everyone who has been out to the Build Site can give themselves a big pat on the back. If your arm is too sore from doing all that framing to pat yourself on the back, then drop by the Build Site again and I will be happy to pat yer back for ya!
Thanks to everybody for a job well done.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204
mike @ habitatmuskoka.com www.habitatmuskoka.com

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Done like a donut! Patty Parsons Build


Construction Daily Log, Patty Parsons Build: Done

Date: September 7, 2011

Rob Abbott reporting

On Site:
Volunteers: Rob Abbott
Visitors: None; nigh, nary even a Willy nor a Nan.

Daily Log: I spread out and raked the trailer-load of topsoil and opted to sow a mixture of
creeping red fescue rather than wild oats.

Ellen: Arrange for contractor to install eavetrough and garbage bin for 1014.
Homeowner: Keep seed damp.
Rob: Expense report.

Next Days/Week Plan:
Except for the eavetrough (by others) and possible warranty work, I think that's the Patty
Parsons Build completed!

Materials/Tools:
I picked up topsoil and seed on my way to site this morning.

Inspections: Final grading once seed has taken.

Boots on the ground, safety helmets on the shelf

Emily's Delta Resorts Muskoka Build photos!
This is so great. Thanks, Emily!










Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Construction Daily Log, Patty Parsons Build: Right on Shedule


Date: September 6, 2011

Rob Abbott reporting

On Site:
Volunteers:  Rob Melisa Abbott, Vince Nancy Boy Tourner
[Editor's note: this name calling comes from the hard hats... See the Brain Bucket post!]
Visitors: Nan was cutting the grass at Angel's home when we arrived.

Daily Log:      After the holiday weekend hieatus, we were well rested and ready to finish the shed.  One of us was more well rested than the others: Eoin Emily Thompson decided he needed more rest and decided to forego the shed for his bed.

On the way to the site I picked up some more grass seed and a trailerload of topsoil.  I spent most of the day (when I wasn't talking or otherwise avoiding real work) bending nails and battening down the battens on the shed and installed the last few roof shingles.  Nancy Boy Vince, finished and fit his custom-made doors and critter-proofed the eaves.

The shed is done, but I strongly recommend the homeowners paint or stain it.

A special thanks to: John Black and the Bracebridge and Muskoka Lakes Secondary School for building most of the shed; Go Lakers!; Vince for designing and assuming overall responsibility for it; and Eoin for helping us finish it.

Action/Follow-Up Items:
Rob: Return the borrowed boots and brain-buckets to the Delta Build site.  Note to Mike: I did this on the way home, but left them outside the garage.
Vince:  Rest, and thank John on behalf of HFHM.

Next Days/Week Plan:      
Wednesday (Sept 7) – Spread topsoil and re-seed 1014A.

Volunteer Requirements: None.

Materials/Tools:
I picked up topsoil and seed on my way to site this morning.

Inspections:  Final grading once seed has taken.

More photos!




Here are the latest photos!