Almost Ready for the Roof!

I'm in Nashville visiting family, so Darryl went to Glacier Bear Retreat today to see the latest progress. Here are a few shots showing the new chimney and the back deck. The framing is moving forward and almost 1/2 of…

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October 5th Update- Fall is Here!

Fall has officially arrived at Glacier Bear Retreat. Earlier this week, the Going to the Sun Road was closed at Logan Pass- due to 8" of snow! As you can see, we still have quite a bit of work to…

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Framing Is Underway!

Today was the first day that I walked into our new home and there was actually a structure around me. It feels so good to be there! Here are some photos of the progress made in the last two weeks.

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Framing Continues

We’re back from vacation and here’s what we all missed while we were gone. Each photo is dated with the framing progress to date. The roof trusses arrive tomorrow so it should really start to look like a house very…

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Framing and the Start of the Turret

The framing has begun, and should be complete in the next 2-3 weeks. Here’s a shot of the beginnings of the turret (the roof swoops are coming) and the start of the framing in the foundation. I can’t wait to…

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Foundation Walls and Slab

The foundation walls are complete and we’re getting prepared to pour the slab this afternoon. Sump pump and basement plumbing have been placed in the gravel, just waiting for the concrete. Even the window openings on the lower level have…

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Foundation Walls Formed

The foundation walls are formed and we're ready to fill them with concrete. Kathy and Dave flew in from Pennsylvania to help with the design process (and to visit with us and play in Glacier).

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Demolition Day

Today was bittersweet, because we had to tear down the old homestead. It helps to remember that every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Demolition, haul out of debris and a new hole for a foundation- all in…

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