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.
More to come!