Spring in the Northwest can be a crapshoot: clear and warm one day, raining and hailing the next. Or storming in the morning and beautiful all afternoon. It keeps Ed on his toes. Every time he gets his tools out he has to guess how much time he'll get to spend actually using them.
Last week he and Rick started putting the plywood down for the second story subflooring. Every time they began working, it started to rain and they had to stop. Safety is paramount, and the sheets of plywood get really slippery when wet.
After stopping and starting several times, they finally got the plywood down for the whole second floor.
After that, they moved the lumber that will be used to frame the north and south walls up to the second story subflooring.
Finally Ed took a minute to catch his breath and take a picture of what the view will be from the second story balcony. It will be stunning!
Now that the second story subfloor is down, the downstairs has a whole different look..well, sort of. It's still soaking wet. The rain drips through the upper subflooring onto the downstairs subflooring, then seeps through into the basement, where it has to be swept out. This is not Ed's favorite chore.Once the roof is actually on and shingled, we won't have this problem, but until then, it is a real sore spot.
The ladder is in the middle of my kitchen, and behind it and to the left.
Today after telling Rick to stay home because of rain, it stopped after 3:00 p.m., Ed finished his layout for the upstairs eyebrow dormer and cut out the header for that window. If it;s not too slippery and wet tomorrow, he will try to get some second floor walls up.
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