Monday, June 30, 2008

Trusses Go Up!




Adam and Aiken got 11 trusses up in the air yesterday. Yahoo! It's starting to look like a house.


They span the master bedroom and part of the family room. It was a feat of determination and perseverance, as Adam had expected two guys to come and help but once again, no one came through (and this was for pay!)


So, instead of human help, they did it with the assistance of scaffolding at either end and the faithful genie lift in the center. It is likely most of the trusses will go up in this manner (19 more to go in this section of the house) except for the biggest ones, which will require a crane to lift.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Trusses Arrive!



We received delivery of our trusses yesterday. Adam needs to do a few more things to complete the frame before we can put them up, but just having them is a step in the right direction! We will most likely need a crane's help to place the trusses, so stay tuned for more pictures with the crane (in a couple of weeks?)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Beam us up!





Beams, beams, beams. It's all about beams! And a few interior walls. Adam is still busy putting up the beams to hold up the roof. Some with pure manual labor and some with the help of the genie lift, but all precarious on the way up and impressive once fixed! At least the weather has improved a bit. No recent snow storms and not quite as much wind, though still ever present.