Progress on the Sho... Covered Patio

Folks -
Well, there... it's all sheathed and shingled! Talk about trying to jump through your own a ss hole... Boy oh boy! We've been working crazy-hard, but now have the addition in a hat and its' underpants.
Rose & Rose's dad, God bless them both, did virtually all of the sheathing of the trusses and ladder work. I have "issues" with heights, and they both jumped in on it like white on rice. We had the good sense to call in for a roofer to put down the felt and shingles. They did a good job and worked quickly, tho' we had a few days of wet on the tarpaper before it dried out enough to get shingles down.
[ START - SEMI -OT RANT: The only problem we had with the roofing crew is that none of the three could speak English worth a damn, and I haven't had any serious Spanish since I was in short pants in Jr. High. The Contractor was bilingual and was a good fellow, but HE didn't show up. I asked in advance if we had EVERYTHING that was needed to do the job and he said YES. Fool = ME! His crew showed up and started asking for redaaa-la-el-torsionecuia la bamba esuvianortensicamentorsescobar... Chico! So between the Mexicans and the Gringos trying to figure it out, it looked like a Chinese fire drill! Having SOMEONE conversant in English should be a given, if only for safety reasons. Rant OFF ]
The last two days, Rose and I have put up the remaining wall sheathing, straightened up some of the construction debris and cleaned up inside the building, removing the temporary truss-support walls. Tomorrow we should be able to get a nailing inspection for the wall sheathing, then it's on to siding, windows and doors.. I am ITCHING to get some equipment inside....
I've posted a few pictures in ABPW... Here's a link to a slideshow that Rose put together with additional photos.
http://pg.photos.yahoo.com/ph/ snipped-for-privacy@sbcglobal.net/album?.dir=/a958&.src=ph&.tok=phrWXECByldmlK95
More to come!
John
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I've come to the conclusion that I'm either going to have to learn Spanish, or get comfortable with doing more heavy construction work than I've done for a while...
(The crew on the project next door spoke only Cantonese...)
Nice work, Rose, FIL & John.
Patriarch, who doesn't _do_ roofing any more, either.
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