Tuesday, 29 November 2011
Friday, 18 November 2011
I put one sheet of tin on and then put the strapping in place for the stove flashing. Then I spent the remainder of the day attempting to put the tin around the stove flashing. Am disgusted with the instructions that accompanied the piece as it is obvious it is dependant on the silicone not to leak.
16 weeks prego today. I am feeling more tired than usual and pushed myself and put up 7 sheets of tin and ridge cap. Went to thanksgiving dinner at my neighbours. There was about 60 people there. Had a lovely time and the most delicious piece of homemade oumpkin pie.
Extremely tired this morning but put up the last of the facia before attending my friends husbands service. It was simple and beautiful. His ashes are buried in a lovely box in the corner of her woodland garden. In the afternoon I put up the first six sheets of metal! I'm almost there.
It was difficult to get myself motivated to go to work. It was raining again. At half past eight, I was fifteen minutes late I got out the door and started with the strapping. By the afternoon it had quit raining and I was clambering around up on the rafters. I got one side completely done and went home at a record five pm.
Thursday, 17 November 2011
I finished off all work on the walls. I had to nail them down and put plywood in the top four corners of the end walls. Then I put the first sixteen feet of ridge board into place. I made a mistake here and put the bow side downwards facing. I already had the first set of trusses in place when I realized this and I couldn't bear to take it apart at the time.
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
I got my lumber after I made two trips down to the barge landing. In between tears I framed the twenty four foot wall facing north and had to re~do everything almost twice. By the afternoon I felt exhausted. Due to the pregnancy and the softening of the muscles in my lower back I found it impossible to bend over to frame as is normal. It was more do~able sitting. But only for awhile. After several hours baby protested and my abdomen ached. At 10:00 pm I realized I built the wall upside down.
The unforseen stress sent me into tears. Today I cried and cried. I went to build my walls and discovered every board all 115 two by fours missing. The lumber store swears they delivered them and the barge owner swears he didn't see them. Late in the afternoon I finally reordered the lumber that I will have to pay for.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Horrible day. Getting the rafters down was horrendous. They were heavy and I had to let them fall. I worked twelve hours and only got half of them down and two floor joists up and then I found my walls are all wonky so I just wept. At 3 am iwoke up with a terrible backache and cramping. I feared I was miscarrying. I walked in the silver moonlight to the cabin and stood inside and wept.