A challenging winter to build

By February 1, 2014 No Comments

It’s possible that we would have just waited until Spring to start building if we had known just how harsh this winter would be. It started off great. A light snowfall in early December, followed by a few days that were in the 50s. We were able to get all the first story framing done just before a major snowstorm. Then, the challenge of keeping up with the cold weather and large amounts of snow began, but we pushed through!


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Beginning to frame the first wall

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Beautiful weather for December!

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Joists all up 🙂


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Building tarped just before the first major snowstorm




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And so the fun began…

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A break in the weather allowed us to build our second story walls and lift the trusses in place

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Calm before the storm

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Lots of snow to shovel! More to come!

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Kalie shoveling off the floor… with a great attitude!

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The next big break in the weather allowed us to lift the attic trusses up

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Jeff rigged up a pulley system to easily slide them in place

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And then came the roof sheathing. Not too bad of a drop if he fell!

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One 12/12 pitch roof… complete 🙂 That concludes January!

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