I’ll let the pictures do the talking . . .
Is this where we left off last time?
Here we have a view of the south side of the house. I guess if you didn’t realize I was going “all metal”, you realize it now! Yes, those are metal panels. I never said it was going to be the most beautiful house on the bayou, but it will certainly be one of the strongest.
Nor would I be happy with GIGANTIC ruts in my yard. I have learned the hard way, that when you are building in the wetlands, after too much rain, there is no way to protect your yard. The sky lift operator said he backed up and just sank instantly. I have no clue why this spot was so very, very soft, but the machine sank so deep that it reached the water table. I didn’t see it happen, nor did I see how they got him out. I think it’s much better that way.
Late in the day, I really wanted to go inside and get a feel for what it was like with the roof complete. The ladder was not an option at that moment, so I took a lift on the sky lift! It was fun! The hard part was climbing out of it onto a sliver of plywood lain the porch joists. No, folks, I do NOT like heights. At least not when I don’t have solid footing, but I was brave.
Today I noticed that people were slowing down on the highway and gawking into the backyard. As I drove up, I realized why. Now that the roof and siding are on, the house is very visible from the road. And seeing my new house like this from the road was actually pretty exciting!
Moving right along,