SO much has happened since our last post! We not only have a roof, but it is shingled, the siding is nearly done, windows are in, and we started insulating this week! The countdown is officially on, as we have to be OUT of our current apartment by November 30th!
We also built a chicken coop/shed!! And the answer to your question is YES, we really are going to put chickens in it next year! We had the idea on a Wednesday, Tony had the plans drawn up for it by Thursday, and by Friday night, the foundation was laid and it was halfway up with the help of his dad, Dean!
Aug 24- Sept 4
Time for Trusses:
Now that the roof is on, the shingling begins! Cheers to Tony and Dean for doing this all by themselves. The entire roof was a 12:12 pitch– AKA 45 degree angle– so it was extremely steep and you couldn’t stand on it without toe holds. I spent lots of time in that fork lift handing them shingles as they went to work!
They added the deck roof, and if I can be really honest, it’s hard to envision exactly what you are going to get when the architect draws it out on paper for you. So when I saw this addition to the back roofline, I was pleasantly surprised to see that we will have such a nice outdoor living area too! I was so focused on what the inside was going to look like that I didn’t pay much attention to the decks when we were designing the floor plan.
…… AND THEN the windows came and I might have been the happiest girl on earth. Frequently asked question to Tony from Kate: “Soo…. do you know when they are gonna bring the windows and install them?”
Siding happened next!
We chose to do all white EVERYTHING. White board & batten siding// 5 inch white window trim// and white windows. The key to my heart: white. I can thank my Momma Jayne and my Grandma Bop for that. 🙂
…. And after all that, Chevy is pooped!
Until next time!