Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Let the Building begin!

First of all I want to thank everyone for the comments about the "Twins" and the "Quilts". Our latest report on them is that they are home now and doing very well. We feel very blessed that they are so healthy.

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Monday morning, right on schedule, the builders arrived to start on the extension to our building. We wanted to get this built so we could park our Motorhome under it for protection from the elements.... namely "HAIL"!  First they measured and laid out the area and soon they were drilling the holes for the posts.

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Posts all in and aligned waiting for the concrete truck so they can be set in concrete.


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Next came the rafters…..

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We like to put this sheeting down, then the metal roofing on top of that. Lots of folks don’t do this and just put the roofing on without a backing. However, we feel it's worth the extra expense to put it down, both for strength and for insulation. 

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They fought a very strong wind almost all day yesterday which made it difficult to handle all the panels.  It slowed them down considerably.

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This is the final picture I took last night. They were so beat and tired from fighting the wind all day, they decided to knock off at 4:00 and get a good early start this morning. They should be able to finish it up today, if the weather cooperates.  Today, they have to put down the rolled roofing and then the metal roof.  We are only putting the side walls down 6 ft, so they are almost finished with those.  Then the final touches and they should be outta here.  Hopefully by Sunday, I can show you pictures of the final product with the Motorhome parked safe and sound under the roof.

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Monday evening, we had none other than the famous RV Dreamers, Howard and Linda Payne, join us for Happy Hour. They have been in the area enjoying the Black Hills for their first time. Today they are continuing on west to Gillette, WY. where they will be working 3 rallies at the large complex over there. This is their first trip out West.  Welcome to God's Country guys.

It is a GREAT WEEK!!!!

Thank you all for stopping by.  We hope you are enjoying your beginning of Summer as much as we are……

Mike

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8 comments:

Sue and Doug said...

nice new addition for your motorhome!..looks like has been there the whole time!..enjoy your week. Hope the wind subsides!

Paul Weaver said...

Looks like another interesting project, Mike. I agree with the plywood underlayment....do it right! It is so nice to get the MH out of the weather.

Looks like you are having some nice weather....cold and damp here on the Oregon coast...brrrrr.

kcgaz said...

Wow...that looks great and you will be very happy to have your rig protected. Great job!

Jack said...

Very nice Mike. Wish we could be up there to see it in person. I also agree with the roof sheathing....it is the way I do it as well. Make sure you put in plenty of power.....you can never have too many outlets! Hopefully, someday we will see it in person!!

KarenInTheWoods and Steveio said...

What a nice cover! We got caught in a hail storm 2 weeks ago with our rigs. Thankfully we were parked under a tree, but our friends were in the open. Got holes blasted in their air conditioner covers! ... $120 plus shipping for each one, they will be protected again, but of course, just under their $500 deductible. Sigh.

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Rod and Loyce Ivers said...

I can see it coming, next will be full hookups and you won't know whether to stay in the Motorhome or the new apartment.

And your on the map now since having H & L stop by and validate your place and blog!! LOL

Rod

Anonymous said...

Howdy Pat & Mike,
WELCOME HOME TO TORNADO ALLEY!!!
Don't blame you for going wood structure; cheaper to rebuild after it blows away!! Every year we watch another section go up on the 'ranch'!
You may have missed the worst weather staying down in THE HEAT-
BOX so long!! The underlayment is the only way to go!! Glad the twins are okay and at home!! Tell Gina & Rollie you'll take all of the credit!!
so sez: butterbean carpenter

Jeannie and Eldy said...

WHeweeee! Glad it worked out for you....