Building the addition ... Phase
2 ... part 2
- July 19 ... The crew took a day off from this project to make a trip
north to take care of a few things including clean-up of some storm
damage that occurred on July 18. We lost a couple of branches
from the big maple tree in the
yard at the Talcville house in that storm but didn't have to deal with
it because David, Jr. cut and cleaned it up.
- July 20 ... This day started
with the placement of a closet wall, which was the only inner
partition left to do. Then they plumbed and leveled everything
before moving on to the roof trusses. By the end of the
day, the roof trusses were all in place.
- July 23 ... A major part of today was spent fine-tuning a number of
things. The fascia boards and ladders were put in place and
inner partitions were leveled and trued. The last big step of
the day was the placing of the garage walls and main header beam.
- July 24 ... The garage trusses went up today and a large part of the
roof sheathing went on. They could only do part of this because
the build-over section ... that would be the roof section where the
addition connects to the original house ... needed to be built.
They got about one-half of that done.
- July 25 ... The rest of the build-over was finished today but they
couldn't continue with the roof sheathing because it has to be
inspected before getting closed in. The inspector is scheduled
to arrive either late this afternoon or tomorrow morning. They
also got the fascia boards and ladders on the garage and put some of
the sheathing on that. Some disturbing news today ... The Barden
deliveries that were schedule for this past Monday and today have not
arrived. We have just found out that they have been postponed
because of a late change in window order. We did that because we
discovered that there were a number of windows in the house that we
didn't request. Our Barden rep doesn't know how they got there
so it appears they arbitrarily placed some windows in the foundation
and garage that we didn't want. It appears that it is our fault
that the windows are being held up. They are scheduled for next
- July 26 ... A major rain hit the area today. Aaron and Mo are
doing some work inside ... tying up some things that needed to be
done. Because of the rain and the lack of materials from Barden,
this is a good day for that, although they are still getting soaked
because the roof isn't closed in yet. The rain is needed.
This is perhaps one of the driest summers on record. All of the
grass is brown and dried and the lake is a good foot and a half lower
than it should be.
- July 27 ... Mo and Butch were up north on other projects
today. Aaron worked alone on a number of small things ...
hurricane ties, leveling walls, installing the basement wall and some
other things before breaking for the Davis/Hurley family reunion at
Mark's this weekend.
- July 30 ... The Barden truck did arrive first thing this
morning. There was some trim for the porch and a couple of other
small things, but I was surprised that a truck was sent with such a
small amount of material! They finished the build-over this
morning and went to work on the roofing. Butch did some inside
work like the cellar stairs. About 80% of the shingles were down
on the upper roof by the end of the day.
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