Shiver me Timbers!

Posted on March 4, 2013 by Bedfordlandings

We awoke about 5:45 like it was Christmas Day!  And all day, Jack and I have had that butterfly feeling of excitement and on the edge of tears happiness as the timbers were delivered and the assembly started!  It has gone way faster than we had imagined.  The Blue Ridge TImberWrights crew is laying out the structure on the ground and barring snow on Wednesday, the crane will be here to raise these sections! The following is a sequence of photos from today. More later this week and things progress!




The structure is assembled using joinery and pegs. No nails! This is a whole box of hand made oak pegs.


At the airport, pilots love to stop in to see the activity! Bob, Steve and Barry looked on.


The lull unloading the truck


Jack was so excited all day!



The crew begins to pound the pieces together. This bent will frame the fireplace.



Jack gets to drive in the first peg and Karen the second one!.Image




Phillip Denton on March 4, 2013

Karen, I just love your blog and updates! You are such a good writer and storyteller. I'm an old friend of Jack's and want to be there for the Grand Opening! I've already offered Jack my credit card number to ensure my place in history! I can't wait for the next update! Phil

Connie & Bob LeMasters on March 5, 2013

How exciting wih each new step. We are so very happy for both of you. Hugs and blessings, Connie, Bob & Tucker

browncrawford on March 5, 2013

Well Popeye and Olive Oil, what a "tree"mendous double birthday present for you both. Kiss a timber for us until we can get there to do it ourselves!

Lewanna Stout on March 5, 2013

What a birthday gift this is for both of you. I have sent this to the choir to let them celebrate with you. Love and miss you Lewanna

Tom and Nancy Brown on March 5, 2013

How exciting! Another step closer. We always enjoy seeing your blog, and will be watching for your updates. Tom and Nancy

Marion Wetcher on March 5, 2013

How exciting!!!!! I just love it when a plan comes together! Blessings my friends!!!

James M Phillips on March 5, 2013

Glad it’s finally coming together. Looks great! Jim

Deborah Phillips on March 5, 2013

Thanks for the update. I hope the weather cooperates.

Ken and Dottie Nagele on March 5, 2013

Karen and Jack - Congratulations! We can tell just how exciting this is for you. God's blessings to you as you build your new home. Can't wait to get over there to see it. Dottie and Ken

Carolyn and Lane Speck on March 5, 2013

Karen and Jack, What a wonderful birthday gift for you both!!! So happy this is all coming together - God's plan is working. We'll be coming over soon to see the progress. Happy Birthday and God Bless you both.

Jennifer and Bill Jones on March 5, 2013

Great photos to create wonderful memories of all of your hard work. Blessings, Bill and Jennifer

Cindy Ayres on March 5, 2013

Thanks for the pictures,looking forward to seeing the finished product!! Cindy

Nancy woolley on March 7, 2013

So exciting to see this come together! Blessings on you both. Nancy and Dave Woolley

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