The battle rages on….

Battling rainsunraincloudshangoverrainwindsunwindheadacherainsunwind, I finished all the siding. ALL the siding. All of it. No more siding. None. All done. Absolutely no more siding. Roof didn’t come, so maybe next week.

 

Laying Steel…

The roof for the ‘shed’ came in yesterday, so I ran to the store this morning to grab it and started putting it in. Went pretty well considering I’ve never installed a steel roof before. I only made three mistakes. (Don’t tell anyone. I think I can fix them.)

I think I’ll be able to finish the siding tomorrow, and maybe even install my skylight as well. Hopefully the rest of the roof will be here before the weekend.

Twiddling my thumbs…

…and drumming my fingers (WTF? People put it on YouTube? When I do it, people (understandably) tell me to knock it off!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcHZz5XGE4I) waiting for my steel roof to come. Menard’s literature says it takes about a week to get yer roof, so I didn’t rush. But when I ordered mine, they told me it would take three weeks! [Heavy sigh]

So I reconstructed my crummy trim job on the port side and installed my water fill and outdoor shower. I’m waiting on the water heater as well….

Plumbing Half-measures

Plumbing Half-measures

 

Hey! What’s the big idea?

Seems the Wayland Fire Department is ahead of the curve. I happened to be driving by and caught it out of the corner of my eye.

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I finally have a real door!

I’m planning on building my own door at some point, but I wanted to just get one in so I could finish the siding. I bought a scrap door, but spent so much friggin’ time cutting it down to size, adding wood to support the edges, and installing the hinges, I think this door might stay for a while. And the color almost matches the windows, so I’ll probably wait until I’m living in it to take my time on building a better one.

I’ve gone as far as I can on the siding. I can’t finish the siding on the front until I get the steel roof on the ‘shed’, but that should happen soon (I hope!).

And once the trim was done, I started the siding.

Let there be light.

Back ‘home’, I slid that puppy right into the driveway (it actually took a little more time than that. I’m new to towing trailers, but it went much more easily than I would have thought, even doing it by myself. I finagled it right past the awning, and did an Austin Powers back-and-forth to nudge it right up to the garage.) I spent a couple days on my high voltage wiring, and installedĀ a 300 amp outlet on the outside of the ‘big’ house to power the ‘tiny’ house. I was debating on whether I’d put in a skylight, and after feeling the heat build up in the bedroom, I decided to frame forĀ a skylight just in case, and then had a nice dinner at Ju.
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OK….

…so it’s been a few(?) months since I updated my progress. These pictures were from March! I think. (Damn, I hate even looking at the snow.) At the time I was spending so much time working on it, I had no energy left at night to update the blog. At this point I had finally gotten all my windows in after waiting weeks and weeks for the window order to come in. Tom helped me put in the big one, and also helped to temporarily ‘install’ my fireplace. It was way too cold, and I had way too little insulation (none) to expect it to heat the place at all, so I still had to use the diesel fuel jet heater Tom lent me. That sucker worked awesome, and heated the place up quick! It exudes some serious fumes, and makes a lot of smoke when it shuts off though, and there were more than a few nights that I woke up every few hours in coughing fits. Oh well. It couldn’t have hurt me too much, and what’s a few years off yer life?

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Master Bedroom

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