Raising The Roof

Blog entry titles are hard to come up with, sometimes.

I was back at work today. Missed three days last week on account of the flu, or cold or “creeping crud” or whatever malady I was stricken with.

I returned to see that my partner had been busy on the story and a half garage we are constructing. Over the time I missed, he managed to set in place all the rafters for the roof AND start the framing for the utility shed in the back yard.

He’s a workaholic.

So I literally didn’t raise the roof myself, but I returned in time to apply the sheeting for the walls to the frame. We got the entire first floor sheeting in place, the second story side walls sheeting in place, and began on the upper level over the garage opening.

By then we were pretty tired, and the temperature was beginning to drop. (It got down to 29 last night, which is pretty cold for the Gulf Coast. Another cold night is expected tonight.) So we called it a day at around 4:30. I didn’t do too bad for being sick all last week and still suffering from the sniffles.

But, lifting 4×8 sheets of plywood all day and running up and down the attic stairs and ladders left me feeling pretty drained.

So, I’m gonna finish tomorrow’s entry for my “TIF” series, at some point tonight and wrap some Christmas presents and get ready for another day of garage construction tomorrow. I have some serious hours to make up this week.

One day in the future, years to come, when I have a corral of rental houses; I’ll look back on days like this; (while I oversee my own crews working on new construction projects) and I’ll think about how it was all worth it.

But today, I’m just glad the day is over.

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One Response to Raising The Roof

  1. MBroderick says:

    29 degrees? Thats not cold. Yesterday morning I woke up to -22 below zero. I still worked out in my garage. Thank god for propane heaters. I hope things are going well.

    Have a Merry Christmas if I don’t talk to you soon.


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