Tired of the terrible puns yet? Couldn’t come up with anything better for Joist Day.
Joist relocation program. You wouldn’t be able to tell by this image that we had just been through 3 hours of hell. I woke up an hour early at 5:30, and all I could hear was wind. Not a good sign. It was about 1 degree and when I got to the site it was cold and nasty. Just to make sure we were completely miserable, it started to rain/snow just after we got there at 7:30. No locusts at least.
By 11 it stopped and even got kinda sunny. Here’s Dean showing his balancing skills. Me, I crawl along up there, clutching the joists in terror. I hope this improves as has my ladder skills. At first I was pretty shaky. Now, I run up and down ladders in precarious positions all day long, and nary a thought of wetting my pants.
Pretty close to the end of the day and just a few more joists to go. Dean showing off again. I would like to take a moment to say that working with Joel and Dean has been a fantastic experience. They are great guys and extremely patient with my lack of construction skills. I’m getting better and it is totally due to them. I was worried that when I started working on this that it would be with surly, gruff guys who would hate me and my bourgeois lifestyle. So, my hats off to Joel & Dean.
Look at this hot joist action. By the end of the day we had them all in, and the unpleasantness of the morning was but a distant memory. The view from our main floor is going to be pretty incredible.
See that black on the concrete? That needs to be filled in completely. That is a hell of a lot of fill. Wonder what Clean Phil has to say about that.
Starting to look like a house and not just the monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey.