Monday, March 28, 2011

Raising the Roof

This week will probably be the last "dramatic change" for the house addition. You just can't get any greater change then putting on the roof.

 This is how the week began, foundation, floor, and walls but open sky.

With one eye on the weather reports, on Thursday, then men tore off our house roof. We had replaced the front of our house roof several years ago. We didn't do the back in hopes of doing this addition soon. But with more shingles flying off in every wind, it was time to get the job done. They also put in the supports for the porch.

Early Friday morning, the trusses were delivered. Things moved quickly as the rafters were set in place.

Inside the children helped make soft pretzels for a morning snack.

We have been so blessed by all the help our families have given us on this project. We couldn't have begun to do it without them.

By noon all the rafters were up...

...and it was time for a pizza break.

By evening, the whole front roof was covered with shingles.

Saturday, my dad, brothers, nephews, and friends began work on the back of the roof.

Some of the men worked inside, putting in supports and the inside studs.

The roof is almost finished.

And even a few windows were put in.

Look at the change a few days can bring! I'm dreaming of paint and furniture - though I know we are a few steps away yet!


  1. How wonderful to have all that extra room so near finished. God Bless

  2. How exciting for you! I know I was stoked when we finally had our metal roof installed.

  3. I love the photos you have been putting up. It is fun to see it coming along. All that family is wonderful help to you all.

  4. Looks Great! It's just wonderful to watch a group of men accomplish so much.....makes me smile!

  5. That's moving along so quicky, I'm sure you should start thinking about paint and decorating your new space.

  6. It's astounding to see how much progress has been made in just a few weeks Gina! It looks great!

  7. What a wonderful crew you've had working with you on this project ~ It goes so fast with so many able hands!

  8. It is so much fun to follow your project! It is going to be so wonderful when it is finished!

    It's looking good!

  9. WOW! That is going to be a great space and I am sure much needed!

  10. Love the pics of your addition! How exciting to be getting a new space!
    Do you have the recipe for soft pretzels on here somewhere? I've been looking for a good one and your recipes are always so much better then others I find!

  11. Simply His Home-
    I'm working on a soft pretzel recipe! I made two different ones this week. Having lots of men around meant that any pretzels- even ones that don't turn out perfectly will be consumed. I'm trying to make a whole wheat pretzel and so far am not completly pleased. But I'll keep working on it and will certainly share it!

  12. It's so exciting to see the progress on your addition. I hope to be able to post the same this summer as we are able to get the work done to move into our mobile home. Can we borrow your family for the summer? ;)

    Looks like the children are having a great time watching the progress and "helping" too :)

    Thank you for sharing.

  13. It is looking absolutely fantastic! :)

  14. Love it, Gina! What a great space this is going to be with all those windows!!

    And what a blessing to have family help- I know what can be accomplished when we all work together. :-)

    An Oregon Cottage

  15. Its good to read this post and i surprised to see this fast progress in few weeks ,Off course it is result of team work,...God Bless You


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