The past two weeks have been brrrrr cold! Snow, then wind, then rain, then freezing in the basement! We wrapped the completed first floor with plastic. That was like wrestling an octopus in the wind!
Despite that, Jack has been working on building steps from the basement to the main floor. There are two sets of steps to build and he has one complete. He is using this time to frame in the rooms in the basement and build these steps while we wait for Blue Ridge Timberwrights to finish milling the support beams and posts.
The Laker Weekly ran a nice piece on our project in the newspaper which is an insert in the local paper, The Roanoke Times, and also is weekly paper put out at grocery stores on Fridays. The article was very detailed but included horrible photos of us both. We had no idea she was even taking our picture when she did. You can’t read this so we’ll save you a copy to read when you visit us!
This week, I have an Extension Conference where I need to teach in Blacksburg and Jack will work toward stairway #2.
Karen & Jack