Well, the truss company was supposed to let us know when they were going to deliver our trusses. Instead, on Wed. afternoon we received a call from the local lumber comany, telling us the semi driver of the truss company couldn't maneuver his truck into our driveway, so he left the trusses at their business! Thankfully, the next day the lumber company brought them in with a pickup truck and a flatbed trailer. Jim and the boys and the 2 men were able to unload them from the trailer.
One family arrived on Friday night, and set up their tents for a cold night of approximately 40 degree weather. Other families arrived on Sat. morning, and the men set to work on the house. The ladies and young children occupied the kitchen, preparing meals and having a great time of fellowship. It was tough to get the men to stop long enough to eat! Two families came from over 3 hours away, and had to get up early enough to do chores before they headed to our place. I am constantly amazed at how the Lord has blessed us with so many caring friends, willing to sacrifice their time and money to come and help us out. I think both days we had approximately 30 friends here -- including children.
This is a photo of one of the trusses being brought in through my future kitchen window.
Looks VERY SCARY to me! I'm thankful I was inside taking care of children and food!
Getting closer to being done; I think this was taken as the men were finishing up for the day on Saturday.
I think a prerequisite for carpentry is to be part monkey.
What a blessing to have been able to borrow so much scaffolding.
Now it's starting to look like a house -- or a barn! Someone said it looks like they could store their combine in it!
Part of the crew in action.
Getting down to the end.
Is that my son Jonathan way up there??
A job well done. We are so grateful to the Lord that there were no mishaps.
It definitely looks like fall is in the air.