Week 18 – It’s only a matter of time before it rains again

WEEK 18 – Two for two on rain free weeks that help us get things done! This week, Josh and I decided to band together and go full speed ahead on getting all the rest of the rafters up over the house. The sooner the rafters are up, the sooner the roof can go on, the sooner we can get the house sealed so that when it does start raining again, we don’t have to worry so much about all the water in the house. This would be a very very good thing!

As I mentioned last week, the rafters over the house are much lighter and shorter, therefore far more manageable for just the two of us than the garage was. What became a bit tricker was working around all the second floor walls that finished going up this week as well. So you’d be pushing a truss along, and then need to step through a closet wall. Continue pushing the truss along, and then you’ll need to step through a bathroom wall. While it’s really cool to see the features and layout of the second floor come together, the walls, at least for this week, were less than novel!

Friends visiting on Saturday helped to put some of the first sheathing on the roof over the garage. This is necessary so that Josh can frame the rest of the dormer before the roof gets finished and shingled. Once the dormer is finished, it should be time to get a roof on the whole thing!

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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