Friday, August 26, 2016

Siding (North Wall) 10

I managed to get one more row of shingles up--without using a ladder. I really should have captured a picture of me with my feet wedged against the hillside and holding my weight, a couple shingles, and the staple gun against the wall of the JayBee. Given my lack of arm strength and my hand and wrist issues, it was exhausting!




Also see:
Siding (North Wall) 1
Siding (North Wall) 2
Siding (North Wall) 3
Siding (North Wall) 4
Siding (North Wall) 5
Siding (North Wall) 6
Siding (North Wall) 7
Siding (North Wall) 8
Siding (North Wall) 9


Hours after Bear was traumatized by his annual wellness appointment with the vet, I realized I hadn't seen him in quite some time, so I went looking for him. Found him hiding indoors in my closet.


Meanwhile, George slept. Nothing bothering him!


Thursday, August 25, 2016

Siding (North Wall) 9

Got two more courses of shingles done today. First one...



...then another.



It's almost looking like a finished house on the outside. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to wrestle with ladders on that hillside in order to shingle the rest of the north side. Like I need anything that slows me down more!

Notice George supervising.


Also see:
Siding (North Wall) 1
Siding (North Wall) 2
Siding (North Wall) 3
Siding (North Wall) 4
Siding (North Wall) 5
Siding (North Wall) 6
Siding (North Wall) 7
Siding (North Wall) 8
Siding (North Wall) 10


I saw Bear sleeping incognito today.


He must have sensed me watching him because he immediately looked up.


Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Loft Hatch 2

The clay on the north hillside behind the JayBee has been really slippery since the hard rain fell a few days ago. Therefore, I shifted gears and started work on the east end loft hatch.

I cut the hatch framing pieces out of lumber that was left over from framing the roof.


I stained the pieces.


I installed the framing pieces between ceiling joists in the east end loft.


All the screw holes pegged...


East end loft hatch done!


Also see:
Loft Hatch 1