I wanted to get to the house early this morning to watch the crane lift the trusses into place. I was too late; they were all up when we got there.
I walked around to look at it from the side.
There were nine or ten workers there. Since they were using power saws and power hammers, they had a generator and a compressor sitting at the curb running and making a lot of noise.
We walked around to the sunny side to watch them at work. Three men were laying sheets of plywood on that side of the house. This picture was taken at 9:46 am.
One young man was taking sheets of plywood off the stack and setting them on what looked like a giant easel. The men on the roof would grab one at the top, lift it quickly, and then catch it at the center and carry it to where they nailed it down.
Andy was astounded at their pace.
They reached the peak in short order. This photo was taken at 10:22 a.m.
These two were working at the front of the house and stopped to pose when they saw me with the camera aimed their way.
We went home for lunch and then took the car to the dealer for an oil change. I got an email from Robin Roberts in Alaska. She is reading Big Creek (and loves it!). She commented that Jim likes the idea of a monthly birthday cake and wants to start that tradition. WHOOPS! I forgot all about the monthly birthday cake this month. So, to make amends, we went out for an ice cream sundae after the oil change.
The woman, who has worked on the interior was nailing wood into the front door opening.
Here is the front door from inside at the end of the day.
Finally the question I was going to ask is answered. I was going to ask with the concrete block construction, how you were going to hang your pictures and things. Now I see green (treated?) furring strips like traditional studs that I presume they are going to nail drywall to.
That was my assumption as well. However, they are going to use metal studs in the rest of the walls. I guess I’ll have to use picture hangers.
We are surprised every day.
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Coming along nicely 😊 We are in the middle of lots of work on our house at the moment so I have fallen behind with your progress, what a surprise this was!
My dad always said that is was much easier to build new than to renovate. Less work.
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I believe him!