This is after it got hefted inside from outside....it went from the window to rest on the stairs in the middle of the house.
Cutting out the notches to fit on top of the walls...a little power tool...
...and a little hand tool.
Look at all those laminations. This is only one of the 3 boards we put up.
Suddenly, my helper bees turn into helper monkeys! Up the ladder to the top of the wall...
...over the wall...
...and onto another ladder. Ever so much more fun than walking around!
Can you see all the heads?
The half a stair case and the landing sure came in handy.
Part one of the glu-lam up.
Checking the jack posts for level-ness.
Screwing parts one and two together.
Striking a pose!
Evidently someone on the other end had a hold of this,
because these fingertips are not going to be enough!
Olympic hopeful on the beam!
Or maybe that was the long jump and he's measuring his own jump...
or how long the next board needs to be.
Waiting to be told how long...
Rim boards up with the helper monkeys.
Need more boards cut, but the generator is hot and bothered and done for the day,
so we revert to arm power.
Really sharp little saw.
Cut and Carry service.
Put those joists in place...with a hammer, if need be.
Resting monkey. End of productive 4 hours!
Look at those nice shadows. I have a lanai in my kitchen for now.
View from as far up as my arm would reach.
Shadows from the landing.
It really was amazing how much we got done with all of the help we had. Our best friends, our preacher, our Sunday School teacher and another church brother! When we called they came. That's what friends and church family are all about. We were only expecting to get the glu-lam up and we got half a second floor! Yea!
Tomorrow we are going to get some stones to build a fire pit at a quarry that our friend, Rick, one of the monkeys, knows about...and I have a window story to tell...and the rest of the joists to hang...
Shoot. I don't even have time for a "real" job!