Hauling large or heavy objects has become a way of life for me. It's not bad, it just takes a lot of preparation and consideration while driving.
So all kinds of things are happening. Today I framed 7 more window rough openings in preparation for the windows showing up next week. There are 24 windows total, and i'm probably ready for at least 17 of them. That should be exciting.
Joe did an awesome job getting the porch squared away. It had some bad history. The house sank and someone rebuilt the floor level. I jacked the house up in October level and the porch was all screwed up as a result. But now it is as flat as a runway.
I noticed I don't talk about technique or procedure nearly as much as the other bloggers do, so here goes some advice.
I'm putting up a blue styrofoam exterior insulation. It's 1" thick and has an R5 value. Let me tell you why. First off, free R5 and that helps. If you have 2"x4" studs and have R13 it brings you up to R18 which is pretty good. But more then that it creates a "thermal bridging" effect. Your studs have maybe an R.2-.3 per inch so you are losing heat/cool right through them. The exterior insulation helps you out there. It also takes the place of a tyveck or exterior semi-permeable barrier. Anyhow for those oldhousers it is a good idea if you have the siding off to slap some of this on. But do take into consideration it changes soffits, windows and other details.
It comes in Blue, Pink and Green (Dow, Owens Corning, and Pactive respectively.)
When I bought my house it had NOTHING in the walls.....R0