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Shop roof complete

November 9, 2009

At last, my workshop has a roof.   Where does the time go?  Two years ago I started digging the footers, last year in April we poured 84 yards of concrete after what seemed an eternity of pumping muddy water out of the forms and footings, and then the initial euphoria of getting the steel framework up in a couple of weekends gave way to weeks of abysmally slow progress with the insulation and siding.   The last significant milestone was hanging the 10 X 12 roll up metal doors, and that was back in May.

The summer of 2009 passed, along with my best intentions to get the roof done myself.    The economy has been tough on a lot of folks, and an enterprising brick mason facing a lull in work volunteered to tackle the job.  He brought along two carpenters and a helper, who also happened to have a lot of extra time on their hands.  I got a deal, and the work got done in 2 days.  One insulated roof.


Not exactly the Sistine chapel, but I like it.  Being able to finally put things inside the building, and have them stay clean and dry feels fantastic.

Now, on to the electrical.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Tim permalink
    November 9, 2009 3:18 pm

    Woohoo!! Before long, the Vette will be rolled in there 😉

  2. November 12, 2009 2:00 am

    Mark –

    Yes!!! This is the milestone and makes the place look real.

    I hope you can find a way to coat the concrete floor so I won’t be able to make fun of you in the future 🙂

    Thanks for the tour on Sunday.


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