Not only did we install the clerestory windows Thursday, the roofing metal arrived. More siding goes on as the windows are installed; trim will be added soon.
The clerestory not only provides warmth & light in the winter, it offers great views of the valley, woods, pastures, weather, birds, and horses.
Thursday was a sunny day; hence, pleasant for working. Friday was not as sunny & was somewhat breezy but still more than warm enough.
With Robert of Viroqua laying things out, an Amish friend adding energy & expertise, and Mike providing essential “ground support,” a significant chunk of the roofing was installed. Robert got things started such that Jo Marie & I can continue filling in over the next few days. Weather allowing — forecasts are favorable — the roof should be “done” w/in 4-5 days. (Of course, once it installed it is subject to the elements, change, dents, rust, and the rest of Samsara.)
I feel tremendous gratitude! We’ve been working full on since Sept 1st and the cabin exterior gets more finished each day. It’s close enough to finished that I can to leave for Siam for a month. Confidence in the powers of Dhamma in the forms of good-will, hard work, and grounded intelligence is being verified.
This couldn’t have happened without all the help, advice, and support (food, financial) that has been provided by friends far & near. I’m satisfied that we’ve reached this point and deeply grateful for all those who made it possible. (Btw, funding remains tight.)
Many thanks to all beings, many thanks to Dhamma.