We’ve been busy!

A lot has happened in the last couple of weeks. The trusses were delivered. We put up staging on the north and south sides of the house. Spent a lot of time making sure the walls were straight and true. We put on the lookouts (the wood the supports the gable overhang). We hired a crane and had a small work party to put up the trusses on 12-22-2010. Thank you to Craig, Devin, Adam, and Eric for helping with installing the trusses. We had our first snow storm, which means I can now say that I have shoveled the master bedroom. Finally, during the last week of December we sped through installing the roof sheathing!

Although I neglected to get a photograph of the shadow play on the house during the solstice, I did pay close attention to it. I am pleased to report that the shadow of the neighbor’s chimney traveled just under our first floor windows.

Our next steps will be to work towards installing windows.

Putting up scaffolding

Putting up scaffolding on the South side.

Crane arrives to fly trusses up

Crane arrives to fly trusses up

Flying a truss

Flying a truss

View of north side staging and trusses

View of north side staging and trusses

Second floor looking at stairwell hole

Second floor looking at stairwell hole

Second floor looking at loft above master bedroom

Second floor looking at loft above master bedroom

Second floor looking at 3rd floor room

Second floor looking at 3rd floor room

Scaffolding with railing on south side

Scaffolding with railing on south side

Trusses make for fun tunnel pictures

Trusses make for fun tunnel pictures

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