June 26, 2009
as a gardener, i love the rain (no watering! free pass!), but as a home reno person in the process, with no ROOF, i hate it. go away! you are potentially ruining my hardwood floors, currently covered by plywood, but still lurking!
progress has been made. the deck for the second floor is finished, and they are working on framing the walls for the second floor. these are joists from a day or so ago (note the daylight between them):
and covered up for the night – i finally have a flat roof!
on the up side, i ordered the roof trusses, and discovered that we are able to have scissor trusses. this means that the ceiling on the second floor rooms can rise from 7′ on the outside wall to 9′ on the inside wall, which (i think) would be way cooler than angling from 7′ to 8′ and then going straight across.
i was very brave and climbed the ladder to check out the view – mostly trees. we had some debate about stairwells (is it normal to go up on the right or the left?), and windows (3′ off the floor is the norm), and i’m still trying to figure out the windows, but it’s all moving along.
on other fronts, we celebrated father’s day at the beach, trying to fly kites with no wind (many belated photos for the family next), followed by dinner. summer plans are afoot!
number three fell asleep as soon as we got there. numbers one and two conferred on wind direction.
there was a lot of running, to no avail.
i posed with the kite.
we retired to the restaurant for refreshments and sustenance.
zombie boy is particularly proud of this pose, and is using it on his new blog.