Sunday, November 23, 2014

Curse You, Overhead Power Lines!

 If you look closely, you will see that the roof trusses have been lifted into the centre of the roof. They are resting on scaffold that was pre-positioned to hold them. Jim will stand and brace them from there.  Our neighbour, Terry, came down with his bucket truck again and lifted them in place. His son, Greg, and our friend, Craig, were on hand to help. There was only one fly in the ointment. On the way home, Terry forgot to lower the boom on the tuck and managed to snag and bring down a power line. Luckily, it didn't break, no one was hurt and it was easily and quickly re-installed.

Jim and Craig managed to get a little of the sheeting on the south side done, as well, but, unlike the gorgeous weather today, yesterday was very snowy. Still, it was a good day on the scaffold.

Sunday, November 9, 2014

All Walls Present and Accounted For

As is obvious from the pictures, winter did not stay away.  We don't have too much snow but Jim is back to building in the winter.  It was the one thing that he really wanted to avoid.  Luckily, this project isn't critical (don't tell him that I said that) and he can pick and choose the days that he works.

The north wall was stood this morning and Jim has started sheeting it in.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

One Wall At A Time

The south wall is in position and Jim is building the north wall, hoping to get it lifted into position this coming weekend. How many more of these beautiful fall days can we expect to get before winter hits? There is one door and three windows on this wall. The east and west walls each have one window and the north will have two windows and a double door.