So Much To Update

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Hi all!  So sorry to be absent for so long, especially because there has been soooo much that’s happened around here lately.  In the blink of an eye we’ve now got a framed building!

The framing crew started last week on Monday morning and by the end of the week, we had walls, walls, walls, and a subfloor.  Check out the video above for a peek at all the progress they had finished about half way through the week.

Framing the New Winery Building

Framing the New Winery Building
This week the crew placed all the trusses for the roof and is getting all the sheeting done.  Plus placing doors and windows!

Framing the New Winery Building
I’ve been cheerleading and trying not to get in the way too much with my camera or cause any extra headaches.  Both important jobs. 🙂

To say that this is making us excited is a big understatement.  I keep wanting to play the theme song to Rocky while running up and down the porch step of the cottage pumping my fists in the air like a mad woman.

When that urge comes on strong I try to remember important job #2 above. 🙂

Framing the New Winery Building

As thrilling as all this is, I have an even MORE exciting announcement tomorrow.  So come back and I’ll spill the beans.

In the meantime, check out more construction photos below!

Framing the New Winery Building
Here’s our contractor Gerald of On The Level Construction hooking up the roof sheeting bundles to a crane which lifts the bundles up into the building.

Framing the New Winery Building
Gerald brought in help to get everything done that he needs these last two weeks. His hunting buddies from S&S Construction in Kirksville, MO came all the way down to work on the building. Plus our neighbor Scotty and Gerald’s Dad, Daryl, all pitched in to help where they could.  In the photo above, Gerald is measuring( in the blue shirt), while Daryl and Scotty supervise Shaun’s work at the saw.

Framing the New Winery Building
A peek inside the framed up wine cellar.

Framing the New Winery Building
The view from behind the winery as the bundles go sailing out over the building. Nope. I wasn’t nervous. Not at all. I had full faith in that crane.

Framing the New Winery Building
Brandon directs where bundles are to be placed.

Framing the New Winery Building
The first roof truss being lifted into place.

Framing the New Winery Building
Gerald directs Brandon and Smoothie has they guide the first truss and get it fixed in its spot.

Framing the New Winery Building
The view from way down below the back of the winery as they fix that first truss in place. Gerald’s crewman Luke has joined them up on the step ladder.

Framing the New Winery Building
Back down on the ground, Daryl attaches the crane’s hooks to two trusses at a time.

Framing the New Winery Building
Someone told Scotty to go fly a kite. Hee hee, no I’m kidding. The line Scotty is holding is attached to a corner of the trusses and he makes sure that the corner he is holding is delivered to the correct spot of the roof as well as keeps the trusses from swaying around too much.

Framing the New Winery Building
Gerald jumps up to the top of the roof to help get the final trusses in place.

Framing the New Winery Building
Last truss!

Framing the New Winery Building
What a historic moment for Peaceful Bend! I’m so glad we could watch. And so utterly thankful that these guys aren’t afraid of heights. 😉

Be sure to check back tomorrow afternoon to hear the big news!

22 Replies to “So Much To Update”

  1. Thanks Kathy – that’s one of the things we were careful to include in this new building. I’m looking forward to enjoying the view with you sometime!

  2. Thanks so much for the update. We were just talking about you and wondering how things are going at PB? This is so exciting and we’ll be looking for that update tomorrow.?

  3. We also were just talking about you last night. We had stopped by in mid-August to see what was happening. Everything has really changed since then. We will be stopping by again on our next trip down to Steelville. Looking good!!

  4. AWESOME !!! Ty & I are sooo HAPPY to see this progress.
    We will be seeing you both real soon…BTW: we stopped in over the summer, drove to old winery spot, & seen dogs out on porch of cottage, but no one came out as we passed twice so we didn’t want to bother you all unannounced…but it was so good to see everything all cleared out & ready for this monumental moment in Peaceful Bend History !!!

  5. Judy, you’re nose must have been itching because I was thinking about you two as well! If you haven’t seen it already, the big announcement is that we are opening on the weekends Fri-Sun. from 11am-6pm in a (mostly outdoor) interim tasting room starting this Saturday (Sept. 30) until the new building is ready to go. Sat. afternoons we’ll have music from 2-5pm too. Hope we’ll have a chance to see you soon!

  6. Sorry we missed you this summer guys (Carrie & Ty) – we took the down time to go out and about a lot, so even our doggies were missing us! 🙂 In any case, we’ll look forward to seeing you sometime soon (one of use should be here at least on the weekends now, lol!).

  7. Sorry to have missed you Linda & Coleman, but we’ll definitely look forward to seeing you again. Things will look even more different for your next trip, lol! Thanks for all your support!

  8. Thanks Aunt Debii! I’m glad you made it through the hurricane safely, though I’m sure you’re still dealing with challenges in it’s aftermath.

  9. I am so happy and excited to see the progress. I can hardly wait till the opening. I miss seeing your smiling faces.

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