Roof

October 20, 2013

Day two of our roofing weekend. We woke up to find an inch of snow blanketing everything. So before work could really start we had bang the snow off the rafters then sweep and shovel. Damn, there goes the only deadline we set for the house this year – to have it all enclosed before the snow came. Hopefully it is not here to stay as we still don’t have a roof.

We have snow!!  East side of house with trusses up

We have snow!! East side of house with trusses up

South side of the house

South side of the house

West and North side of the house

West and North side of the house

The trusses are up but we have lost our foreman Al as he was only able to help out on Saturday. We had hoped to get the tin on the roof today but it took the whole day to build and install the ladders on the south and north side. The purlins were started and some fascia on the east side installed before darkness overcame us. It never did get over zero today, so frequent breaks were necessary to come in and sit by the fire and warm up. Lunch was a delicious Roasted Tomato Soup and cookies.

I’ve been working hard trying to prepare delious hearty meals for our non-vegan crew. So far the comments have been good but then there aren’t any other options out here in the bush. However, I am pretty certain they are hitting the first burger joint they find on the way home.

Nestor and Ferdie had to head back to Winnipeg. Ken and I enjoyed the simple pleasures in life – a simple supper of Dahl, brown rice and a green salad while watching Hanna and Sox play their version of cat and mouse. After supper, they snuggled up on Ken’s lap for a snooze. Now that’s the life.

Hanna and Sox having a nap with Ken

Hanna and Sox having a nap with Ken

Ken is on his own again this week. The plan had a flat wall on the east wall of the sunroom. We have decided to put a 16 inch overhang. So that will be Ken’s job for this week, aklong with getting the rest the purlins and fascia up. If he can get the roof ready this week, maybe we can start the tin next weekend. Our new deadline – a roof over our heads before the snow is here to stay.

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About Darlene & Ken

Experiencing life off the grid, building a home, and trying to live sustainably.
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