aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Hit my mark

All this year, I've been working on my house at Wilderstead and hoping to hit my self-imposed target to have all the walls up with exteriors covered by Thanksgiving. Well, I did it. Finished the last sheathing today.

The first pic below shows where I left off last year. On December 7, 2019, I finished raising the last of the big laminated beams made of tripled 2x12s. I still had more concrete emplacements to dig and fill and the posts to set for all of them (a late demand by the building inspector), but I was leaving off until warmer weather came again.

I resumed work on the concrete emplacements March 22 of this year. Then I set up the extra support posts, hung all the joists, decked the sub-floor, raised the walls and covered them, put water seal on the walls, and painted the floor to protect it from weather. At the end of eight months' steady work, you can see by the "after" pics where I've gotten to.

Since I don't have to fiddle with concrete any more (praise God), I may work on through the winter on various things. The electrician is coming (probably next week) to bring power over to the building site from my cabin. And I still want to put on house wrap, and may get to that this winter. But the pressure is off for a while. We can be merry (or as merry as Covid-19 allows). Thanksgiving is this week, and I have cooking and cleaning to do before family comes in.

In any case, rejoice with me. Slow as progress is, I am moving forward and on schedule.

December 7, 2019


November 23, 2020


November 23, 2020

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