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Day 21 – June 25 & 25 and the Forth of July Weekend

The project continues as mostly a weekend effort and rain is affecting the weekend construction days. Peter and Nancy are working alone until next weekend.

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The plan is to cut enough lumber to close in the second floor, including headers and framing for the windows.

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Nancy checks things out for the header.

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Saw station set-up under cover.

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Next!

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Everything's cut.

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So let's call it a day.

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A long Forth of July weekend begins. It looks like Flynnie has arrived.

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Lumber is ready and Peter gets the belt loaded.

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And the weather is New England nice.

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Time for a little thought.

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There's Paul with the nail gun again. Did he take that thing home with him the last time he was here?

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Nancy and Kathy work on headers.

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Nancy and Kathy still working headers and Paul and Ryan work the roof.

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Ryan rests at the peak.

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Bella takes a break.

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Bet and Mary look on, waiting for their turn on the nail gun.

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Paul and Ryan continue filling the nail gaps.

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Ryan pulls some misses.

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Looking pretty good. Peak is closed up. There are a few bumps, but they will be worked out during shingling.

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The plan is to get a blue tarp on the roof. With shingling to start soon, the roof needs to be kept dry.

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Looks easy enough.

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Almost there.

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Hurry, Pete, it's blowing away.

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Just about covered.

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Some minor adjustments and we're there.

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Ryan's all tied up at the moment. The tarp isn't going anywhere – at least not without Ryan.

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It's a wrap!

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Time for a little fun.

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Part of the crew winds down.

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Jump ahead to the next morning. Amanda looks excited about something.

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And it begins.

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Betty and Mary working the gun. (Does Paul know they're doing this?)

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Funnel end-wall framing in good shape.

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Peter and Paul watch as Ryan climbs up with the calibrator.

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They must not have liked the wall, because now it's down. Actually, the picture is out of order; we don't know how that happened. Or was the wall raised, lowered and then raised again? Isn't that the bottom plate for the wall?

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Roof cover secured.

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Peter checks plumb.

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Hit it right there.

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Peter puts a clamp on to temporarily secure the wall.

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It's still standing, so let's take a break until the morning.

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Yep, looks good.

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Time for a little fun. It's 4th eve.

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Keep it up, Nancy. You know I'm taking pictures, don't you?

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Wall almost sheathed. Windows will be cut out later.

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Yard end from the funnel.

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Window end.

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Flynnie departing on 4th of July.

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So the weekend ends.

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