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Monday, September 7, 2015

It took a couple of weekends, but the little cabbage roof is done!

Okay, so here is another quick update on the little cabbage.  The first 2 days of August, our great friends came back to help us get the heavy 4x8 OSB onto the rooftop over the nice pine planks we added in the last post.  We added fascia boards on the sides to 'cap' the end of the rafters.

Here is a link to some instructions that point out what a fascia board is and other tips.  We didn't follow these instructions - I found them now while I write this post! We generally did the same thing.

Next we added the roofing felt.  Don is the fearless one on top of the roof!

While holding the ladder, Lu tries to convince Chris that building is sexy!  I'm sure she succeeded.

Chris and Lu handled the shingles on this side after adding the drip edge down the gable ends.

Don and I installed this side.  Can you see the one we put in upside down?  I don't care! This is hard work.  It was in the mid to upper 80's this weekend.

This is not the end, really...
Moving on to the weekend of 8/22...

OSB installed, on to roofing felt on the other side :)
Don spent 4.5 hours on top of the roof, while I cut shingles and went up and down the ladder bringing them to him.  Ouch!  But the roof is finally done.

And now onto painting the door and installing trim and siding...


It took about 4 hours to get the siding done on this one side. It is not fun anymore, but I know I'll be happy when it is all done.

Happy Labor Day!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Little Cab-age gets sheathed and roof started

Continuing with a bunch of pictures for you on the progress of rebuilding our bunkhouse.

6 days after the first weekend.

A 'Fun' 4th of July weekend!

Sorry for the noise, neighbors! 

A much needed rest.

Progress will wait for a few weeks.  Here's how we left the little cag-age...

Gave it a bit of a rain coat, installed the door (not shown), said good night!


The little cab-age work has begun - 1st weekend

Things continue to be hectic for me and my family.  For the 2 or 3 fans I might have out there in Blog land, I thought I'd bring you in on the work we've been doing on our bunkhouse at our vacation property.  We call it the little cab-age because the main house is the cab-age, of course!  (Cabin/Cottage - we couldn't decide, so we combined the words.)

Since it has been crazy busy, here are all the progress pictures without much to say.   They are not in the exact order, but do show the work done on different days.   If you have questions, I'd love to see them in the comments.

First day of work, thankfully with our 2 great friends, Chris and Lu.

This is what we started with - bad roof, very old, and very sad looking

smacked myself in the jaw with a pry bar
Two 'back' windows will be closed off

 Second day of work

This is what we accomplished by the end of our weekend together.  Then we all jumped in the lake with our clothes on!