Here are a few of Saturday’s Pictures from the first day’s build. These are 8 from a total of 52 taken that day. The date is May 5th, 2007. The location, Mableton, Cobb County, Georgia. The sponsors and builders are Presbyterian Coalition Cobb Habitat for Humanity, a group of 10 Presbyterian Churches. Our 21st house in Cobb.
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Good Start! I’d call this a Good Start. This first picture was taken at 8:30 AM. There are two plates still tacked together, and work in progress on a number of others. Look around and you will see other Habitat houses in various stages of construction. Cobb Habitat bought the land for a subdivision of 50 homes here in Cobb County GA. Look carefully and you may see some of the markings on the floor and on the plates. Volunteers split the plates apart and start nailing in studs, windows, doors and T’s where marked. Everybody has fun.
First Wall UP! The lady in pink is our very excited homeowner – Joi. The first wall up is a celebration and a great photo opportunity for everyone with a camera. The time was 9:30AM
Moving ON! The walls have been built. The interior walls are in the foregroud and the exterior ones either up or behind the slab. The time is 10:05 AM
MY Walls! Joi, our happy and always smiling homeowner.
First Sheet of OSB after walls are squared. Notice all the ladies admiring the work. They put a lot of them up after being shown how. Time is 1:06PM just after lunch.
Ladders UP! Joi (pink shirt) is right up there with them, putting on blocking. Portions have been capped. The beam pocket (front right corner) has been carved out but not re-framed.
Jeff and Pretty Boy. “Pretty Boy” Miller AKA “Nine Fingers” (in the suspenders) talking to Jeff, our SPM. Bob is coming up with a ball of string to help straighten a wall. Behind them is the food tent, and a tool storage locker, behind Bob. Further back another group is finishing up shingles on a roof.
Finishing Up. The last piece of OSB is being prepared for over the front door. That and cleanup will finish the first day of work. Good Job! Good Job Everyone! This pictures was taken at 4:33 PM.