What’s up?

Our roof!

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Trusses were delivered in a big stack – that almost didn’t make it off the truck. Several hours, a broken hydraulic line and a backhoe later, everything was unloaded.

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Each truss was carried from the pile, up the ramp and onto the house.

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Then cranked up manually with a duct lift. David did most of the cranking and must have had some kind of muscle by the end. I cranked up just two and was sore the next day.

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Once they were on top of the walls, each truss was drug into place and attached to the one before.

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Here all the trusses are in place and boards are laid across the top, ready for the roof!

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I love the way the sunlight plays through the boards, leaving spots and shadows across the floors and walls.

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And this is the overhang for our back porch. We stained the ends using a roller and a long extension handle – took me all day!

3 responses to “What’s up?”

  1. Lori

    Twas a blogging kind of day yesterday ;) There really has been a lot of progress since then.

  2. jennifer parsons

    love the progress of the house; I can’t wait to come see it

  3. Jack Paslay

    I too, love that picture of the sun playing thru the boards. Very striking.

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