The past week involved a big push to do the metal roof. Two Amish friends & I went down to the wire, finishing at 8 pm Friday. The roof should now be able to keep out the rain & snow.
Many lessons were learned, such as …
1) design buildings so that the roof isn’t a killer
2) being a contractor is hard work & full of scheduling stresses
3) triple check all orders & make sure measurements are correct
4) patience & good cheer carry one through
5) good enough weather is a huge blessing, especially when winter beckons
On Saturday, Jo Marie, Austin, & I cleaned up most of the scraps — wood, metal, paper, plastic — that get tossed off of roofs when one is working at a height. Less surprises under the snow.
Then we covered over the doorways to keep out the snow that is comeing (unless global warming hitsus really fast).
The cabin is pretty well shipshape for the winter. That is a huge relief for the architect, contractor, and main carpenter.
Santikaro is off to Siam on the 15th. We’ll work on the cabin’s interior early in the new year, but we both are in need of a breather or three.