The front corner where we had to take down the block wall (bad morter, no rebar, crumbling) had roof framing above it. Since the rain and damp was sufficient to destroy morter, it stands to reason the wood would not fare well either. And, it didn't. So once we got all the debris out of the way (not hard, the wood crumbled at a touch) we had to take a bit of time to figure out how to reengineer that corner. Luckily when we bought the lot of wood from the auction (see earlier posts) we got a 24 foot glue laminated header board. You talk about heavy -- holy cow ! We were able to use it and an add'l 4x4 and shore up the roof and corner of the building. It was a time suck but it was very necessary. Here are the not glamorous pictures of the solution:
Not elegant but very sturdy !
Then, once this corner was stable we were able to add a header to what will be the front wall.....
And we're on our way now ! But, it is a holiday weekend and you can't be all work and no play....so here is some other stuff we did this weekend.....
Truck and Tractor Pulls at Whitewright Texas
Sweetie loaded up the smoker with turkey, brisket and ribs !
Finished wall ! Windows will go in after all the walls and framing are up...we've already broken one and we've learned our lesson !
Redneck Air Conditioning !!
So, we got the back wall up and that was a great feeling. It's so hot right now we have to be careful about not getting over heated or dehydrated. Lots of water and Gatoraide and iced tea, and even then it's work some and then sit and cool off. What can I say ? It's July in Texas.