Monday, July 30, 2007

Well it was a great weekend.
the weather man called for rain but it was fine and dry Sat and Sun.
David came up and saved the day. We got the whole floor laid and it looks great.

Nico drew up the layout for the cuts on the computer and it took two days to cut it all

Because the 2nd story floor is also the 1st floor ceiling we pre-stained the wood
We really liked how it came out
We put the nail gun aside and hammered the whole thing by hand
Raina jumped in on Sat and helped us set the nails in the afternoon. We had to go slow because the sun was brutal

Thanks Raina and David
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On Sunday David looked at me and said" john get over here right now"
and walking across the job site was a black bear. She didnt seem interested in us at all

and eventually moved on.

I didnt have the camera so i drew this
so you could get a feel for what i was like
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Friday, July 27, 2007

The decking begins

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Since the deck is also our living room ceiling we pickeled it before we installled it .
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Heres Patchy .
We set u[p scaffolding and brought the rack from the shop
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With the bents (goalposts ) up we started laying the decking
This is 2 1/4 " toungue and groove
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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

After a big day we all enjoyed a few beers
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Django drove over to see how things were goin
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Halleluia !
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Our friend Rick , who does timberframing ( And stars in Gus Van Zant movies) , showed up and we got three of the bents up.
The first was a liitle scary but after that they're goin great.
We'll have all 12 up by Sun afternoon.

I cant believe that afer all these years of talking about it we finally have one of those things in the air.
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Arriba , Arriba

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Well the deluge of rain continues. We were able to salvage the latter half of yesterday.
Dick dug the trench for the electric and Woody and I put in the transformer pad.
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Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Well we fought back thru the rain and finallly got the deck on.
the weather 's been rough
but other than alot of slippery mud
we movin along
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we finally got a pole for the electric

soon well have real power
no more generator
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Tuesday, July 17, 2007

our kitchen floor
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The Bo- Wrench is a great tool for getting the decking tight
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Well the decking is finally going looks great.
We had a few minor setbacks yesterday but adjusted fairly quickly.
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Sunday, July 15, 2007

Eric and Marty cutting the beams
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