Now all we have to do is seal up/cover over the expansion gaps in the sheathing, fire up the stove, and get to caulking and spray foaming so we can blow in our insulation. That will let us get started on all the interior work so it can be done by the time it finally warms up enough to do more exterior work before the spring rains come. Really, it was barely warm enough for G-man to climb up on the roof and battle 8+" of snow to install the chimney and flashing... brrrrrrrr.
|By the dawn's early light... about 9:30 am.
|The south side all framed and sheathed.
|The north side all framed and sheathed.
|Got the front door in to match the back door we got installed earlier. Plus the old utility staircase got another makeover to tide us over temporarily until we get the porches done.
|The best way to run cables and hoses through a doorway during winter construction to keep the little bit of heat the propane & kerosene heaters are giving us inside!
|And our new stove finally in the right position. Of course, now Ken & G have to herniate themselves to lift it again so I can get the hearth pad lined up properly.
|The first floor from the SW living room corner, showing the stairway (ladder is temp) and the pantry with back door.
|And the first floor from the NE corner (pantry) into the SW corner showing the living room and our Visqueen windows.
|Enclosed 2nd floor, from the bedroom (south side) toward the "office" and stairway. Ken's long legs as he's trying to frame in the flue support box for our stove and chimney.
|Enclosed 2nd floor from the north side stairway toward the "bedroom".
|Beautiful sunset out the chimney hole in the roof. Yes, all that snow is on the roof!
|Couldn't quite get a finished pic with the chimney installed because it got dark too fast... but this eerie landscape is a result of the trucks warming and me forgetting not to breath in the cold while trying to snap a pic. Cool, ain't it?!