Gitlitz Cottage: November 2006 Prev: Oct 2006 back Next: Dec 2006 November 10 - Piers have been laid. Tie down steel is protruding for attachment to the flooring system.November 13 - The rim joists and girders are being placed and tied down.November 13 - A close up of the girder system.November 14 - Joists are in place. The firebox has been assembled.November 14 - The firebox has a fire brick in a beautiful herringbone pattern.November 14 - Flooring is beginning.November 15 - The flue and flue liner are in place. The chimney is about 25 feet high.November 16 - The floor is in place. Studs are being assembled.November 17 - A view from the back.November 17 - Wall studs are in place. Wall sheathing is being installed.November 20 - The front porch decking is in place.November 21 - Ridge beams are installed over the bedrooms (one on each end).November 27 - The ridge beam is installed over the living room.November 28 - Wall sheathing continues. Rafters are being installed.November 29 - The barge rafter is held in place by lookouts on the gables.November 30 - Short rafters are installed over the front foyer.