We've made several trips down to the cabin lately and each one results in so much progress. Last time we were down there the goal was to get the extension under roof, which promptly became impossible when the generator started leaking gas. With a fixed generator and a few extra pairs of hands, we set off a couple weekends ago to give the roof another go.
Mom looking anxiously towards the open roof.
First roof joist is up (but not attached)
Steve working hard.
It was flipping cold that weekend and with no electricity, Allie and I spent a good deal of the day huddling around the kerosene heater trying to stay warm.
Allie spent a lot of time playing this iPod game, so much so that it killed the battery.
Thankfully, I brought my awesome hat, which proceeded to keep me much warmer than I thought possible. A small tree was leaning into the roof space so the sawzall and I became good friends hacking it down.
There's even a tiny pile of wood for a future bonfire!
When they put up the barn siding last time, they covered the windows and door, so Steve had to cut openings for all of them.
Yay for extra help!
Another roof joist waiting to go up.
After a lot of work, we (the guys) were making great progress on the roof. We only had to go to the hardware store once for more plywood. I was all over that trip because it involved a heated car and it was awesome. I almost didn't get out of the car after that.
OH NO looks like someone lost a head.
They even got the tar paper stuff down on the roof before it was time to go.
If everything had gone as planned, we would have gotten the door and the windows in too before leaving for the weekend, but as we're all learning, nothing goes as planned when it comes to this little project. It turns out that none of the windows actually fit in the window holes, which is a wee bit embarrassing, but not unfixable. All of the windows are going to have to be a smidge taller by redoing the supports under the windows. However, that is a project for another day, and we ended by covering all of the window and door holes with plastic sheeting to keep out the elements.
I wish that was the end of the adventure, but alas it wasn't. We had an outrageously long trip back because we had to stop numerous times for Allie to get sick. Turns out she had some kind of 24 stomach bug that decided to hit as soon as we got in the car.