You’ll need to pardon my excitement. Karin and I stopped by the build site last night on our drive back from Calgary: we took the shortcut in, turning down Elerslie Road and piking up Terwilligar. From that angular sort-of vantage we could see something that hadn’t been there before, even as late as Friday night. It was an odd sort of chill to drive down the the street that will soon be included in our address and to round the corner by the park (that will soon be “our park”) look across the snow and see a little wooden structure blossoming from the landscape where every time before all there had been was space and mounds of frozen clay.
I had anticipated the construct, but seeing it there on the landscape was something else entirely. It was Sunday, late-afternoon, but still light enough to take decent photos. I had hoped to sneak onto the site, climb up onto our new floor and look at the wood shapes close-up. But there were five people working on it. Five. So we parked and walked by, inconspicuously snapping pics of the changes from across the roadway, then snuck round back to the end of the half-finished road to the west of us, and stole some pictures from a rear angle.
The plan, or so we were told, is to have the framers out by the end of the week. In essence, that means two floors, interior walls, and a roof. Something tells me that I’m going to be doing a lot of driving this week.