Week 15 – Hurry up and wait

WEEK 15 – Hurry up, and wait. Hurry up, and wait. Hurry up, and…

We made a big push to get the second story up over the forth, and the second floor interior walls started at the front of the house this week. However, unlike the first floor that went in all in one crack, the second floor is complicated by the fact that part of the flooring is tied into the garage rood trusses…which means we now have to raise the garage roof trusses…which way 380 lbs a piece, are 40 feet long, and need to go up 10-12 feet in the air.

SOOOOOoooo….we’re waiting for a lift, to which we will attach each truss to raise above the garage and set into position. Then the walls can be framed into the trusses and the floor overlapped from part already installed. The roof trusses for the main house will then also need to be raised into position, almost 20 feet in the air.

In the meantime, some finish up projects got the go ahead this week. The house wrap that’s been blowing around on the corners and windows got tacked down and taped. The “little trusses” got set over the kitchen nook. And we spent hours at Menards finalizing siding color, cedar posts, and the garage door. With any luck, we’ll be ready to use those materials sooner rather than later, that is, assuming this next bit with the lift goes according to plan!

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Published by Kate

A former Wisconsinite, Kate now resides in southeast Minnesota with her husband where she teaches high school English and theater. She recently completed her master's degree in learning design and technology, and continues to study and advocate for arts integration in the classroom. A recipient of the RISE America grant for high school theater, Kate is working to innovate and expand theater opportunities for the students at PIHS. An avid distance runner, concert pianist, and want-to-be wine aficionado, Kate's blog "ink." is a passion project, embodying all the best parts of life: friends, food, wine, thoughtful conversation, style, and sass!

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