Thursday, March 8, 2018

February Really Sucked

Besides me being sick for the last 3 weeks of it, on the 8th my father-in-law died. He was 83. I'm not going to go into detail, but essentially he got sick, wouldn't go to the doctor till things snowballed and he just gave up. So he's gone, and it feels really weird.

Nothing much is happening otherwise, though Hal started tapping trees for maple sap, and I started crocheting a hat. Maybe I'll have something to post on a cheerier note in a week or so. In fact I forgot to post this and I finished my hat last night. Here it is.
And it snowed a lot, there are 8.5 inches plus of snow out there. Oh joy.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

I Said Before Things were Moving Slowly

We've had a very few days in January to even attempt to do anything on our future home, but last weekend (the 21st I think) Hal and I spent a couple hours during the 46F day and installed 12 ceiling joists into the T2 garage trusses. It felt good to get something accomplished. But the temps are not up there anymore and looks like February will probably be much too cold to do anymore. But here are 2 photos I took that day. I did the cutting, Hal did the installing. And no, none of these joists are actually screwed in yet, that will be later when things warm up.
putting them up
all done

These were 11' 8 5/8" long 2 by 6's. In case anyone wants to know.

The Christmas 2017 Update Post

As soon as I get a few things done today I will add some photos about Christmas at my home with my little sister, her beau, their dog Lyra, my dogs. and Hal. (hopefully). I will post house build progress separately because it will be a really, really short post.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

It's Moving Slowly

Some days the build just crawls, but the cold weather keeps popping in and out and we've both had to cut firewood. Hal has been moving fill dirt onto the site to bury the footings, and just before Thanksgiving we put up a few ceiling joists and purlins though they aren't actually screwed into place yet. Tomorrow we may get a little more done, we'll see. Here are the most recent photos.

Hal standing on joists to add purlins in the garage
adding purlins close-up
soil on the footings, now there is also soil inside the garage
Well, someone had to decorate the new house

Saturday, November 18, 2017

All the Trusses are Up!

As of yesterday all the trusses are in place. There are still many purlins and ceiling joists to install and that will happen as there is time and good weather. They have to be squared up as well. Don't want a crooked house. I've been so looking forward to this point but I am so tired from it all, it's hard to really appreciate it. Especially when there is still so much to do.
looking in from the garage end
Hal securing the final truss

All 17 trusses looking straight at the front of the house