Front porch footings and basement work

The house project has been moving along rapidly with the nice weather we have had.  Over the past week the porch footings were put in place and the basement slab (4 inches) has been poured (on top of 6 inch high density foam insulation) with an amazingly smooth surface finish thanks to the power-troweler Ryan used.

The basement has quickly had the addition of framing done and soon we will have the stairs completed down there.  All I-joists are up and in place on the facades of the house, which continues to bring on-lookers wondering what the additional 12 inches will be used for.