Monday, September 9, 2013

Garage Update!

Whew! Work on the home is going going going!

Garage Update!!

Framing on the garage has been a great learning experience for me - I'm definitely not destined to be a framer... As I started laying sheathing on the garage I discovered my rookie-ness. As you might see, the layout of the sheets looks like a jigsaw puzzle - but anyways, it is moving along. I'm really excited to see this garage come to formation!

As week 4 started, I was able to convince some friends of mine to come and help me start the roof trusses last weekend. I really thought it was going to be a long, drawn out process - but for once, it wasn't! We were able to get all of the trusses up, and then sheathed all in the same day. The next day we came back and patched up the rest of the wall sheathing along with adding the overhang 'ladders' to the front and back. It was a hugely successful weekend with lots of hard work and sweat but I'm glad we were able to get what I had hoped to get accomplished with time left for an ice cold beer (or two). Thanks to everyone who came and helped during the hot summer? heat.

Getting ready to set trusses at 8am

The first truss goes up!

Yea - Bailey and Abby were having fun taking photos

Allye enjoying some shade

3 guys standing, one working. 

The last truss is up!

Pops starting to cut the roof sheathing

Roof sheathing almost done!

End of day Saturday

My buddy Brad came all the way from Sioux City to help - I tried to convince him to move here to be my roommate, we'll see how that goes. 

My car fits!

little Bailey was sooo tired after a long weekend, she was ready to go home. 

I'm not sure if I have shared a photo on how huge my back yard is, but she's not small. 

Overhang 'ladders'

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