Tyvek, siding and shingles. All in a day. OH MY! These guys are my heroes. They work so well, so hard, so quickly.
Anybody need a piece of Tyvek? I kept all the pieces that were cut out for doors and windows. And they cut a whole roll down to size that they handed me too. They just did not understand why I would want that. Then I took out my triptych piece that DebL made and showed it to them. They were so surprised that it was made of Tyvek! And gathered up even more for me! How much should I send you Deb?
We were SO SO happy to see the original crew back today. The 2nd crew we had on Mon and Tues were terrific too…. and yesterday all the crews worked elsewhere. But the fact that the original guys were back meant that the family hit by the drunk driver was doing better. All 4 kids are home now. The 2 boys are doing well. The 2 little girls will be recovering for some time with broken bones to heal. But home is good, right? Their Daddy is still in ICU, but improving. The Grandpa is the foreman of the original crew. How wonderful to see him. How wonderful that he is feeling good about going to work after days of sitting in hospitals with family members.
Doesnt that picture above look like they are making a mess? They were kidding about the mess today.
So after their mess was cleaned up, they asked Steve to clean up HIS mess! He had a bunch of little bark and wood smut stuff from his firewood pile that needed to be cleaned up. Where Steve is raking, is exactly where the pile of gravel goes. Then they will move the gravel inside with the skid steer. Concrete floor gets poured on top of the gravel.
Above is from the street…… looking west.
One below is looking south.
The most fun thing today was that the building crew came inside to see what we do. They were just amazed at those BIG sewing machines! All of them have wives or Mothers that quilt….. but one of them has a wife that quilts alot. And is quite good at it, according to her husband. He could not keep his eyes off the machine while I was stitching. He was totally mesmerized. They had watched Steve quilting a pantograph (following a pattern with a laser light) and were shocked that I was quilting (freehand) with NO pattern. One said he marks the cloth for his wife…. but he had no idea anyone could quilt without that pattern marked on there. One also was discussing with Steve how the machine worked, and how to hook it up to a gas engine! I think we all amused each other across our cultural differences.