There's been a lot of exciting movement and progress at The Cedars this week. Yesterday, our local architect, Jamie from HA Architecture, dropped by with a massive roll of newly completed architectural and engineer site plans under his arm!
These engineer stamped plans for The Cedars Ranch include structural plans, foundation plans, floor plans, plumping site plans, electrical site plans and much more architectural and engineering detail for our future development. They literally outline the nuts and bolts of the upcoming construction of our dance hall, reception pavilion and our own residence.
Here's Jamie handing the site plans over to Greg Mangum, Mangum Builders, our general contractor.
Jamie brought us both through this rather sizable document. To say there’s a hell of a lot of detail in there, is an understatement!
And hip hip hooray! After a few weeks wait, a construction crew finally arrived on site this week to work on framing our shed shack. Here's the shed shack (our future event bar and groom's lounge) nestled among our live oaks and cedars.
We're so happy to see the internal divider walls being constructed in our shed shack. The new interior frame will divide the space into 3 areas: 1) The groom's lounge and restroom to one side 2) A storage area on the other side, and 3) An event bar in the center.
The rear of the event bar, pictured here, will open directly onto this tree courtyard, complete with fire-pit tucked away towards the back.
Marilyn, Bill and Jamie discussing progress with the shed shack framing, in what will be the groom's lounge!
Before signing off, we have to share with you a most curious event that occurred this week. We were both sitting on our porch the other day, when we suddenly realized a new addition to the base of one of our porch-side trees. We apparently have new mystery guests at The Cedars Ranch!
Needless to say, we peered a little closer, and even knocked on the tiny door, but couldn't tell if anyone was at home. Our best guess is that this new fairy folk move-in may in some way be related to our Irish visitors last week, but we're really not sure. If anyone has any further information, or even had a similar experience, please let us know. We'll keep you updated.
Until next week,
Bill & Marilyn.
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