Saturday, November 14, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009


All four walls are framed now! We picked up our recycled paper insulation. The lumber store said we had to rent a machine that blows in the insulation. I did not rent the machine. I broke off chunks into a plastic barrel and churned it up with a mixer blade on a half inch drill. This made the insulation expand to about four times its size. We filled the box beam and then capped it off with 3/4 inch plywood on top. This meant the house was ready for the roof, which was good timing because the next day the roof trusses were delivered. The following day some local builders volunteered their Sunday to help me put up the roof. We have a great community of people here that are interested in what I am doing and are willing to help out. To my amazement we got the roof trusses up in one day! What a difference one day can make. It is really starting to look like a house now and things are moving along pretty fast now. I have quite a bit more work to do on the roof, but the hard part is done. Putting up roof trusses by yourself would be next to impossible.