Saturdays we don’t usually get very much accomplished on the porch. But today I was pleasantly surprised as Lynn felt up to cutting a few boards. I intended on getting some painting done, but decided to put on some of the joist hangers for the ceiling joists of the porch. A little painting came later.
All the boards for the roof rafters and the spacers are cut and ready to be nailed up tomorrow. While Lynn was doing that, I began to put the ceiling joists hangers on a 2×6, actually 2 2×6’s so far. I knew I could do this with my handy dandy palm nailer, so that was my designated job. With Lynn’s suggestion, it was a lot easier than how I was thinking of doing it. That’s why I keep him around, for his wonderful, intelligent, winning disposition. 🙂 Well the first two for sure.
He said I should put the hangers on before we nailed the 2×6’s up on the wall. Good idea, I can do that. So I made sure I had the end hanger in the right place then centered the rest 16 inches apart. Worked wonderfully. Then we put up a chalk line and put up the first two board. There is about 3 feet more to put up, but we have to do a little revising on that first.
After that, Lynn was done in, but I had a little more energy, so I decided to caulk some holes and put some primer on the eves and down one side to make ready for the two coats of green. By that time, I was done for today. Tomorrow the plan is to put up all the roof rafters and possibly some of the ceiling joist, plus put on the two coats of paint before I don’t have access to that area. We would like to get up the sheeting on, but that is just too much to hope for.
So stay tuned for tomorrow’s update.
Annie, the happy weekend warrior.