Friday, July 5, 2013

Almost sheathed

Here's the view of the extension from the south east, after today's very sweaty day spent putting up sheathing and insulation boards.

I managed about six hours total, until the 88 degree F heat and 70 degree dewpoint humidity got the better of me. Aimee's still out there, shopping weeds with a hoe, in the front garden where the sun hits square on. We'll see how long that lasts.

We could all use a break in the humidity. Where's Canada, and her cool dry air, when you need her?

Here's the view from the south, showing the proportions of the main part of the house (24 feet wide) and the extension (39 feet).

And from the rear, showing the awkward corner with the garage. This rather forlorn spot, now walled in on three-and-a-half sides, will probably finish up getting a little bit of metal roofing, to become a lean-to type storage space for lawnmowers and wotnot.

All set up for building rafter trusses, starting tomorrow. This workbench allows you to build a 16 footer. When we come to do the 19 footers, we'll need to turn a little more and use the whole length of the new living room, which is 24 feet. You can see the pencil marks on the vinyl siding where the end rafter truss will go. (If you can't see, click to enlarge.)

I'd begun to cut the vinyl with the 4/12 inch cordless circular saw (with the saw blade put in backwards, it cuts vinyl and insulation board a treat), but when my second 18V Lith-ion battery died, I took it as an omen and went in for a cooling shower.

Where I found Aimee making cheese, nearly a whole year after I bought her a book on hard-cheese making for a present. She said it took her that long to screw up the courage to do it because it was so complicated and too so long to do.

Apparently we won't be tasting this cheese for a while. It has to sit for a whole year!

Even so, I'm happy about this new wifely venture.

As the old song goes, what a friend we have in cheeses!

1 comment:

  1. Mick, once again your current posts have entertained me and made me chuckle. Please give Shaun another chance...poor guy. He sounds frisky. I hope the cheese experiment works out for you and Aimee. I must say you are coming along with your house extension. I cannot believe you are working in the heat. If it is 93 degrees here in Rhode Island, it must be miserable in the woods of Maine. I am curious about your Amish Hay. Do you buy that? I cannot wait to see the finished project on you addition. You are amazing. Keep up the good work and make sure you get to town for a few milk shakes this summer. You deserve it.


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