Another weekend finally came and I was able to head out to my country property and work on my house.
I was able to lift the 4th exterior wall into place using a wall jack. (Last section on the left in the picture.) I was working by myself this time so it was more difficult but I was able to manage. I’m starting to get the process down.
After struggling it into place, I was a shaking a bit by the exertion and the danger of it all. I took a lunch break and decided to spend the rest of the time working on the related interior walls to help keep it steady. I built the 12 foot tall, 9-foot section of the utility room then the 8 foot tall, 8-foot section that encloses the shower. Interior walls are much lighter since they have no OSB sheathing so I can lift even the 12-foot sections easily by myself.
By the time that was done, I had spent four hours working without much rest and was spent. I cleaned up all the tools, 2×4 remnants and sawdust then wandered around looking at it all to see if it was satisfactory work. I was quite satisfied.
Four out of sixteen exterior wall segments are done and two and a half interior rooms are complete. I just need two more interior segments to finish off the bathroom. The shower and laundry room are done. Each room is quite large in comparison with standard rooms of these types. The space feels good. I think I did a great job on the design.
I would like to say I’ve impressed myself again. Maybe I have. I impress myself so often that it has become commonplace.
I have only a few more weeks left of 9-6 work life and I will be free to work on it anytime I want. In the meantime, through the end of the year, I’ll be hitting it on weekends weather permitting. I could use some help but not having any available most of the time, I’ll have to hit it alone.
Wish me luck and safety!