Immediately after we had the west wall in position, we were eager to install the ridge board. Up until now, the ridge board has sat covered and anchored in my yard.
First, Dale and Arlen carried the ridge board to the west end of the house, passed it up through the loft window, and set it down on the ceiling joists.
Arlen climbed up onto the east-end ceiling joists to set that end of the ridge board in place.
Then Arlen climbed up onto the west-end ceiling joists to set that end of the ridge board in place.
Done! This is SO exciting! A momentous milestone in this project.
Doesn't this next shot make the house look like a toolbox?
We are not expecting rain tonight or tomorrow but I was very eager to take advantage of this easier way to keep water OUT of the JayBee.