May 31st, 2021

hermes

Getting ready for the trusses

I spent today finishing up the upper wall sheathing and bracing. Trusses are delivered tomorrow morning. I've got a volunteer crew (an odd lot of friends and family) coming in to raise trusses Friday. Here's hoping for good weather.

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Temporary bracing on the upper walls
This is to prevent the walls from spreading under the weight of the trusses

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Loft area with picture window framed
Walls here are braced to the floor

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Southern exposure
Ready to install roof trusses.

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Ol' Bessie parked out of the way
The trusses are big and obnoxious and will have to be dropped on the drive (hopefully close to the site); moving my li'l tractor means I can still use it regardless of where the pile ends up.

I go back out to my hollow tomorrow. The big jobs are all done, but I've got a long list of little jobs that have to be done before getting down to the big job. The delivery truck arrives about 8:30 in the morning, and I will be on site before that.

Prayers would be appreciated.