Saturday, September 3, 2016

Oh wow, where were we?

Lots done, lots to talk about. Progress is being made. 

Weird. These first pictures are so far back, they look strange to me. 

This was the last little bit of the blue T-111 siding off. 
I love that picture because it shows Sarah hard at work. She's out there with me every step of the way.

Yeah! You know it was bad when the insulation looks better than the siding.
To be fair, it only looks better because Sarah vacuumed it. Yeah.

With the help of Papa, we got the OSB sheathing up all the way around.

Sarah works, Max is the entertainment.
And then, suddenly, everything is black.

With Papa helping, the house wrap went a lot faster.

And maybe a little straighter.

With all the house wrapped, we could put in some windows.
Honestly, I kind of liked the dark cave we created. But... Sarah is a creature of the sun. And there is so little of it up here sometimes that you must revel in every photon when you can.

Remember, the old way this was done? How they just nailed the siding up right on the studs and had no flashing or weather-proofing on the windows or doors? Yeah, not this guy.
Flashing tape under the window and over the tar paper. Screws screwed in straight

We put putty tape behind the flange and screwed it in. The we put flashing tape over the flange. Bottom first, then sides.

Finally, a layer under the tar paper at the top, but over the side flashing tape. And another little bit to cover the cut.
When we went inside for the night to sleep, the windows felt really weird. I mean, we had blue tarps for a couple of weeks, then black tar paper for a few days. The clear windows left us feeling really exposed. I know there was no one out there looking, but still. Especially since I left the ladder right outside where I stopped working. Nothing like looking out your bedroom window and seeing a ladder.

So Sarah made curtains... Out of sheets.  It amazes me how she is able to take whatever, wherever and make it feel like home.

Don't laugh at our toilet-box nightstand.

My amazing hot momma!

OK, time for a break.  Lots of work getting done. Time for some fun.

How about a concert at the George Gorge?

Dave Mathews? I think we will.

Holy Cow!  This place is gorgeous!

So is she. Especially when she's that happy.

Not a bad place for the boys' first concert.

Read the socks and know.  We did. We carpe'ed the fuc*^ out of it.

No time for too many pictures. It was nice to be in the moment.
But, after a long day of fun and driving, it was back to work.

Those windows didn't put themselves in.

And so we leave it today, like this.

Yeah, we have quite the mess to clean up.

But progress is being made.

Yes, I may have driven my wife mad. That is a flower pot, on the pot, on the porch.

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