Thursday, May 21, 2009

More Dads than you can shake a stick at

Here is a shot of all the trusses up and the framing for the roof completely finished. Whew!

Next, David's dad came over to help with the sheathing. We are VERY lucky to have such handy, generous parents in our lives - thank you guys!!! The sheathing is basically 4'x8' sheets of OSB, which is like plywood but different (as much as this girl got). Wayne had to heft it up to this little platform, climb up, then lift it up to David, perched on the roof.

Here's a close-up. I didn't want to climb the ladder with the camera, so it's from below.

Here's David up top with the nail gun:

And a final picture with much of one half done.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Trusses shmusses

So, after finishing the framing for the walls, squaring them, and putting the top plates on ... top, we had the trusses delivered (below).

My parents were here for a couple of days this weekend and my dad helped my husband put up ALL the trusses while my mom and I and Jacob hung out and went to thrift stores. : ) They started by putting the first one up on top of the 9ft walls, upside down.

Then they turned it over and fixed it in place. That's my dad (below).

Here's the view from my end of the building.

Here they are putting up the second truss:

They had a whole system going.

Here's my dad securing the third one.

Like I said they got them all up ... I post more pictures later.