The Framing has begun. Amazingly, this phase is only going to take 7-10 working days, but will result in what will look like a house. I won't be able to keep up with the pace of this framing crew, but will certainly post pictures and videos as I'm able.
The first day of framing was incredible. Before my very eyes, the structure that I had been seeing in SketchUp models and in my mind's eye for months, was crystallizing into a solid, beautiful, purpose-filled form.
Here's a four minute video that shows the Balloon framing process during the first day.
Here are some pictures of the framing.