Sunday, October 28, 2007

winter says hello

The yard's been finish graded and I have a gravel driveway down. The shed roof wall is sheathed and ready for the electric panel and meter to be installed. The ridge beam is up and ready to accept the rafters. We're down to the wire as it is going to go well below freezing tonight for the first time this fall.

Friday, October 19, 2007

the stick built wall

We decided to frame this wall traditionally so we can put up the roof joists and get moving with the roof. I've abandoned plans for a metal roof after seeing the great job that Mike and Al did with architrctural shingles on the main house. The rest of the walls will be SIP panels which will hopefully be here within 2 weeks.

Thursday, October 18, 2007


Floor joists and subfloor installed yesterday, now we work on the roof and the end wall. It's starting to feel like a structure. New utility pole goes in today so electric hookup is getting closer.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

erecting the beams

The beams went up in about 4 hours with the help of Dan from Delta Crane Service and my worker bees, Mike and Al. Here are some shots of the progress

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

while we wait...

The electric cable gets buried and the old posts and beams get erected in a week or so. After that we put on new roof rafters and enclose the place with SIP panels, Hopefully by November. Until then, the view to ponder...