the roof is closed now. Zbyszek and his wonderfully crew of all polish roofers, sealed the roof with a rubber membrane, and monday and tuesday will install the insulation and the top water membrane. i really like this guy very relaxed and man of his ward.
Graham and Josh have installed the solar chimney after finishing the metal decking and acoustic insulation. the chimney was made by Kenny from Midwest Sheet Metal, a family owned business for the last 50 or 60 years. i will be painting it black sometime this coming week.
- first floor framework
- and windows
the roof is up. it looks supper. there is some more work to do on the beam hangers. 57 nails in each beam, and there are many beams. that's a sore wrist forecast. other than the happy moments, i have to deal with some unhappy neighbors. the size and proximity are proving themselves to be a bigger challenge than possibly expected. but what is there to do. it has been in the works for more than a year now, and there is no way of stopping this now. it's like turning a titanic in a sea of jello. but we must go on, there is absolutely no other choice. do i regret having been put in this situation, yes. i never thought that esthetics are such a effecting issue. religion, politics, and race have always been reasons for neighbors to not be 'friendly', or for moving. it's really to bad.