Yesterday a big truck came to deliver the glulam that will hold up our second floor. Not sure how that works just yet, but they look sturdy enough....
Truck. It makes my house look tiny...
See how long it is? You can barely see the other end...
The truck slowly dumps...err, slides it off.
I love how my husband used the old fence posts
to rest the new boards on...nice juxtaposition.
See? These boards are seriously LONG!
And they have to go on top of some 4x4 posts and up some stairs and stuff...
Today, my little husband had to go and get a shingles vaccination - seeing as how he is old enough.
That left me at the work site all by my lonesome. I could have read on my Kindle and relaxed, but I wanted to surprise him when he got back, so, I built interior stud walls...all by myself! Another first!
Measured the 16s, carried the boards, drove the nails...yep, all of that!
I did 3 little walls and one bigger wall.
When my safely vaccinated little husband got back we finished a wall and stood them up. It is so interesting to me how my house changes. When we dug the hole, it looked big, when we poured the slab, it looked little, when we put up the exterior walls, it looked big and now it looks little again with the interior walls going in. Not to worry...I like little! Anyway, here are most of the walls in the bedroom section of the house.
We also have been cutting out the windows so we can get some air moving. It gets hot on that cement! First, we have to unwrap the area and get the wrap out of the way. Next, my little husband uses the sawsall to cut out the OSB and last, we put the wrap through the windows into the inside and staple.
Window on the left is unwrapped and ready.
Window on the right is open and rewrapped.
It was a lot of up and down the ladder...we have 9 windows on the house so far!
OK. Back to yesterday. Sorry for the discontinuity...Our friends, Stevie and Larry stopped and brought us cold drinks and corn on the cob...my favorite! We visited for a bit and then the sky began to look like this...
It was very nice to have extra hands to get everything put away before it got rained on.
And one more thing. Remember the bow on the front door?
Tomorrow is the story of another big truck....