Saturday, July 3, 2021

Work continues on the house:

  1. The roof sheathing has tarpaper but isn’t shingled. The Enterprise spiffy mobile dumpster is on site.
  2. The pump jacks are setup on the south side of the house.  Volunteers installed soffit on that side and starter strips for siding.  About 4 rows of siding installed Friday afternoon.
  3. The back deck was framed and decking installed.  Rick Gallagher and Henry finished the decking Saturday.
  4. 4 Volunteers from the Boonshoft School of Medicine Physician Assistant’s program worked hard on siding.  About 1/3 of the south wall needs to be done.
  5. Rick, Henry and I installed second floor house wrap in the wind.  There is wrap for the shed and about a dozen button nails left. 
  6. Ron Koesters simplified my life by pulling a bush out with his big Chevy Duramax, saving my back and lots of digging.  I talked Tim into bringing the trailer and the first rub to South waste dump center ended quickly as they were closed for the Fourth of July holiday.    
  7. Plumbing materials were delivered by Pickerel brothers – thank you!
  8. Brush to about half of the south neighbor house has been cleared.
  9. The porch columns were installed and the roof sheathed.  The stairway is installed.

For next week:

  1. Remember, the jobsite is closed Tuesday July 6 to observe the 4th of July for Construction Superintendents!
  2. Wednesday the trash needs to be hauled to the south Waste center, then all the brush taken to the yard waste recycling.
  3. Second floor windows can be installed.
  4. Siding work continues.
  5. Roof shingles likely to be installed next week.
  6. The final row of house wrap needs to be done – likely when the pumpjacks are installed.

We continue to be blessed with good volunteer turnout, and some kind benefactor who had a dozen Bill’s Doughnuts and a dozen muffins delivered Friday.  Be safe, be hydrated and continue to do good work. 

Roger Duffy

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