Back At It

After returning from our blitz trip to McCarthy, Victory, and Palmer, the guys got busy right away. With walls up and more sunshine in the forecast it’s time to get the roof on. This is the job that Dave has been really pushing for. With a roof on, they will not have to worry about protecting the walls and deck from rain.

The tarp provides shelter from the elements.

The tarp provides shelter from the elements.

To my eye just having the trusses up makes the skeleton look complete. But, little do I know, there is BRACING to add. It’s little things like that that keep a house together. (There’s a metaphor for life.)

It was good to have the boom truck so that they could set each truss individually.

It was good to have the boom truck so that they could set each truss individually.

Early in the day.

Early in the day.

Ben's working Dave to the bone. He's lost so much weight that he had to re-size his tool belt to keep it from falling off.

Ben’s working Dave to the bone. He’s lost so much weight that he had to re-size his tool belt to keep it from falling off.

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Truss all up on the house.

Truss all up on the house.

Putting on the deck truss. This will be "exposed".

Putting on the deck truss. This will be “exposed”.

It's always best to concentrate when using the chop saw.

It’s always best to concentrate when using the chop saw.

Jay came over and challenged Ben to a little game of monkey bars.

Jay came over and challenged Ben to a little game of monkey bars.

Dave tells me that the framing is the fast part of building and from now on things will move along much more slowly. What that means for you the readers is that the photos are going to be detail stuff. “Oh look! Another electrical box!”  “How about that; more black pipe stuff in the walls.”  “Yep, I see more bracing.” It also probably means that I’ll insert other events that are occurring here, like the garden or trips or cooking or sewing; whatever takes my fancy.

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