Saturday, January 11, 2014
The Porch Roof!
Today the weather was quite warm compared to the last month or so...in the 40's! Wahoo! Decided to take on the porch today. I had an idea of how I wanted it to go, so I went out and measured, then started cutting. Put the framing together, but then the dilemma...how to get it up to where I wanted to attach it to the house and hold it there while I attached it. So I put on the support posts then with my Incredible Hulk- like strength hoisted the whole thing up onto the porch. The support posts did their job and I was able to adjust the part that would be attached to the house and get one screw in. Whew! Put a few more screws in and came in the house for dinner. After dinner I put Mom to bed and went back out to do a bit more work. I took a light with me and I have to admit it was really nice to work out there with a light tonight. It stayed realtively warm until I came in at about 11. But it is supposed to snow again tomorrow...big cold front coming through. So after dinner I put some sheathing on the porch roof. I'm determined to not buy another piece of plywood so I'm piecing together the porch roof. One side is 1/2 inch plywood and the other side is 3/4 inch plywood. But I think I'm the only one who will know (except all of you who read this), and it won't be noticeable once the drip edge is on. So I was really happy with what got finished tonight. I still need to finish the sheathing because I didn't want to run the saw after 10pm. I cut what I could and put it on, then covered it with roof paper, hoping that the wind will not blow it all away. Since I finished so late I obviously didn't get any good pics. I'll add some to this post tomorrow. Yipee!! Now I can finish the siding on the porch side too. VERY excited about that. Making progress and quite pleased with it.