In November there was a lot of work being done that couldn't be seen, demo and reconstruction in the existing basement and rebuilding that floor structure and then, finally, the framing could begin:
...a little snow has come but it was an extended and warm Autumn season...
...and one exciting day, the roof and floor trusses arrived. We made sure the hill was sanded well and we had a great "can do" sort of a truck driver who strapped the old tire chains on and backed right in there and slid them off the back of his truck...
...just like that: