It's high up there and there isn't much room, but you still need all the stuff to build with....lots of rearranging goes on...move the stack of lumber here, no there, now here...
We got one wall built. We thought we would go out and push it over a bit so we could build the second one. Ha. We could not even budge that huge big thing.
Simple machine science lessons come in handy....levers and wheels, oh, and brute strength...such as it was. I've certainly got enough bruises to look like a brute!
Here's the plan:
Little husband lifted and I placed wood blocks underneath.
And then comes the brute force part. We squatted and pushed it just about 3 inches at a time across the wood blocks. Relever and relocate the wood blocks and push. Over and over until we had moved it about 5 feet.This was a staged photo taken after Stevie got there. It is hard to be construction crew and photography crew!
See how far we moved that sucker...24feet x 8feet.
Of course, by the time we moved it far enough to build another wall, we had mostly covered up the stairs so we had to climb a ladder up...
We called a friend, because the 2 guys we were going to pay to help us didn't show up for 2 days, and Troy came gladly and was a huge help in standing that first wall...he built a beautiful home in an old barn recently. There are no photos of this because it was labor intensive! But here is a photo of the first wall standing...Troy is checking for level.
2nd wall is built on the floor and this time we use wheels and levers to put it mostly in place.
Then, the sun set and the moon rose...
Long day, lots of progress thanks to good helpers! 2 more walls to go by Saturday...we're on track.