DC is preparing for Hurricane Sandy: the metro system has closed, federal government has shut down, and sandbags were put in all around my neighborhood. While I’m a bit worried about the fate of our little houses, I do feel assured knowing that my house and trailer already survived 60mph+ winds during a storm earlier this summer that left us without power on the lot for five days. Moreover, the house is much more weatherproof now than it was a few weeks ago.
Last I wrote about the house’s progress, Tony was still working on the roof. Since then he has finished the roof and dormers, we put Tyvek drain wrap around the whole house in preparation for the rain screen siding (more on this in a future post), and Tony put the roofing on early last week. No more blue tarp over the house…thank goodness!
Last week I planned a work party to help me start putting up siding. Instead of working on siding though, we decided to concentrate on getting in the windows this weekend given the approaching storm. A big thanks to the friends who helped wrap windows, put up furring strips, and install windows. Extra thanks to the window team – Tony, Abby, Matt, and Matt – who spent all Saturday afternoon cutting down boards, building window frames, and installing my windows.
It’s amazing what a roof and some windows will do – the project actually looks like a house now rather than just a wooden box wrapped in Tyvek and wearing a blue tarp.
Pictures from the work party on Saturday