We had left their place looking like this in late March...…..all the walls were framed some of the trusses up but only about 1/3rd.
This trip, in addition to Kevin, Cheryl, Barb and I there is another addition to the build crew. Kevin's friend Earl from Wisconsin joined us. Earl has a lot of building experience so he was a great addition to the team!
Day 1 found us putting trusses on the west wing of the house...…
|West side trusses in, ready for roofing|
|The next day the roofing and underlayment were on and all waterproofed!|
Next up were the trusses in the center of the house. We used the boom on the skidsteer to lift them into place where Earl and I nail them tight. Once that was done Barb and I got busy doing the underlayment while Kevin and Earl worked on the chimney on the other side of the house.
|Earl in the center of the trusses putting in spacers|
|Barb was the underlayment queen|
Earl cutting the ridge vent on the roof
|Cheryl got into some roof action as well!|
We also put an addition layer of 1" foam around three sides of the house for additional insulation, the final step (for now) was to put the house wrap around the whole thing.
As fast as we could get a side foamed and wrapped Kevin was throwing windows in!
|Barb and Kevin applying window tape|
|First two windows in!|
We had to get the fireplace in before the house was entirely closed up as it was so heavy we used the skidsteer to get it in. We had a little fun with Cheryl by putting a boars head above the fireplace in the bedroom.....
|For some reason I don't think the boar is staying....|
Now their house is basically in the same stage as ours. The big difference is it took Barb and I ten weeks to get to this stage, at Kevin and Cheryl's place we are there in 4 weeks of work.
Kevin and Cheryl brought their new jeep as well so on the 4th of July we called it quits early (like 4:00) and went for a jeep ride.....
|One of these jeeps is cleaner than the other!|
|Earl, Barb, Kevin and I (Cheryl took the picture)|
|Mama deer with two fawns|
|Dan and Kevin hold the door while Earl is applying caulk|
|Earl applying window tape while Dan and I peep out at Cheryl|
|Slider in and set!|
All was not sunshine and roses during the week. It rained practically every day. Luckily the rain cycle was late in the day and was after we quit work. We also had tornado warnings two days in a row and one of the local weather watchers caught this picture and posted it on Facebook. That is a little too close for comfort!