Saturday, January 22, 2011

Triangles and Trailers

Today was another Barn day.  We had a smaller crew, since we had a smaller job.  Today the plan was to close in the triangle shaped places under the eaves of the pitched roof.  They had an extra truss that we hadn't used, so They used it as a template to establish the slant of the roof, so that the pieces could be cut to fit on the ground.

One ran the saw and was in charge of the precision cuts, I think that was DSIL.  The oak on this barn siding is so tough they had to predrill the nail holes.  Last week we had a power nailer, that was not available this week, so it went just a little slower.  Not to mention the fact that the two that manned the hammers are going to be very sore tonight!  DH was one of the nailers, and he told me that I had missed a great shot.  It seems that while he was hammering in a nail at the top, the ladder slipped out from underneath him!  He grabbed the top plate as he went down and hung there til the others got a ladder under him!  Would have made a great picture don't you think!

Back side done and the front side almost complete.

 While the men were outside, I made some baked beans for lunch and the DGK's and I put together some yummy cookies for afternoon snack.
While the men were pounding the nails and DGD was "taking a nap", DGS was out in the trailer.  He had strung up a couple of bungee cords and was playing with them.  He stayed there for a couple of hours, stopping only for a pee break.  (click on the picture so that you can see him.)
I took his lunch out to him and he ate every bite!  Papa is talking about building a tree house next.  I think he would be better off building a trailer! 

We knocked of a little earlier than last week which was welcome by all.  Time for a hot bath, and some knitting by the woodstove.

Until next time, Happy Weaving, Tina


  1. It is looking great! I hope I get to see it in person some day.

  2. Wow! You got a lot done today. I know just sittin' and knittin' will feel good tonight!!!