Our youngest son Sean invited a group of his friends and ours to help with the construction over two weeks. He and his boyfriend Will came first and then Scott Silverstein. Will stayed for a week and Scott for the weekend. The five of us accomplished a lot as you can see from these pictures. We also of course hiked, swam and not last in importance, ate. Next week, a roof and siding!
|Podge had several loads of lumber to haul in|
|Scott and Podge Sirjane|
|Will and Sean join the construction crew,|
after changing clothes of course
|Will works on the narrow bridge|
|While Sean and Scott S. shingle the wider one|
|Sean did a lot of digging to position the cement blocks|
that supported the sills
|The first few days were spent bringing in the|
materials - this is the new generator.
|Sean checks the level on the sills, supported by the concrete|
|Scott S., Will, Sean and Scott G. in back sit on the |
|Sean fixes the ingredients for Thai spring rolls|
|Scott S. and Scott G. fix some dinner|
|Heather and Sean screw in the joist hangers|
|After the joists are measured, cut and fit into place, we|
lay the floor boards
|Posts up and braced|
|Scott nails down the posts while Sean|
checks that they are straight
|Hoisting the roof beams was a tough job!|
|The week finished up with measuring, cutting and|
nailing in the roof beams. Not bad for one week's work!