Hi all! So sorry to be absent for so long, especially because there has been soooo much that’s happened around here lately. In the blink of an eye we’ve now got a framed building!
The framing crew started last week on Monday morning and by the end of the week, we had walls, walls, walls, and a subfloor. Check out the video above for a peek at all the progress they had finished about half way through the week.
This week the crew placed all the trusses for the roof and is getting all the sheeting done. Plus placing doors and windows!
I’ve been cheerleading and trying not to get in the way too much with my camera or cause any extra headaches. Both important jobs. 🙂
To say that this is making us excited is a big understatement. I keep wanting to play the theme song to Rocky while running up and down the porch step of the cottage pumping my fists in the air like a mad woman.
When that urge comes on strong I try to remember important job #2 above. 🙂
As thrilling as all this is, I have an even MORE exciting announcement tomorrow. So come back and I’ll spill the beans.
In the meantime, check out more construction photos below!
Here’s our contractor Gerald of On The Level Construction hooking up the roof sheeting bundles to a crane which lifts the bundles up into the building.
Gerald brought in help to get everything done that he needs these last two weeks. His hunting buddies from S&S Construction in Kirksville, MO came all the way down to work on the building. Plus our neighbor Scotty and Gerald’s Dad, Daryl, all pitched in to help where they could. In the photo above, Gerald is measuring( in the blue shirt), while Daryl and Scotty supervise Shaun’s work at the saw.
A peek inside the framed up wine cellar.
The view from behind the winery as the bundles go sailing out over the building. Nope. I wasn’t nervous. Not at all. I had full faith in that crane.
Brandon directs where bundles are to be placed.
The first roof truss being lifted into place.
Gerald directs Brandon and Smoothie has they guide the first truss and get it fixed in its spot.
The view from way down below the back of the winery as they fix that first truss in place. Gerald’s crewman Luke has joined them up on the step ladder.
Back down on the ground, Daryl attaches the crane’s hooks to two trusses at a time.
Someone told Scotty to go fly a kite. Hee hee, no I’m kidding. The line Scotty is holding is attached to a corner of the trusses and he makes sure that the corner he is holding is delivered to the correct spot of the roof as well as keeps the trusses from swaying around too much.
Gerald jumps up to the top of the roof to help get the final trusses in place.
What a historic moment for Peaceful Bend! I’m so glad we could watch. And so utterly thankful that these guys aren’t afraid of heights. 😉
Be sure to check back tomorrow afternoon to hear the big news!