Paul’s friends were too busy today to come and help but Paul was not worried. He said: ‘We can do it together mom. It’s not that difficult.’ So first we went to pick up the osb sheets from the store plus bought a few other things we needed for today. All loaded we picked up some food, drinks and a cappuccino for me at the gas station and went to the cabin.
The weather wasn’t too bad when we left but there was a warning out for heavy rain fall later in the evening. The dirt road we always take was awful muddy and slippery from the rain we had the night before. We decided to take another route for our way back later. We arrived and let Scruffy, our dog, out for her run. then we sprayed ourselves with Off. The bugs were terrible and so many because of the rain we had. We unloaded the sheets and set everything up.
We wanted to start with sheeting the west side of the cabin. The west wind hits it straight on so in case of rain, it would rain in easy if there would be lots of wind. Today there was hardly any wind. And it was SO warm! With 27c we were both sweating a lot. It was very cloudy again too but at least it was still dry.
Paul and I would put a sheet up together (very heavy but doable) and he would put some nails in to hold it in place. It is not that difficult work. Measuring when needed, make a line with the chalk liner ( what a handy thing to have!), and cut with the electric saw. We used the generator for the saw and it worked great. The first sheet was not easy. We both never did this kind of work. But the second sheet went easier and the last sheet we put up went really fast. I also started to put nails in if Paul didn’t need my help and in no time that last sheet was up. It was fun! I loved it to work on my own cabin with my own hands.
In between we had a break and ate the food we got at the gas station. Because it was so hot, we had put Scruffy back in the truck with the motor running and the air conditioner on low. She had it not easy with the heat. After our lunch we continue again. After a while we had to stop working for a little while because it started to down pour. It did cool off a lot so that was great. Scruffy could get out of the truck again. LOL
I really will have to buy a gutter. The water poured from the roof at the back of the cabin. Wow. So much water! It will be great to catch all that water later and re-use it. It got dry again and we continued our work and we finished the larger sheets before the weather really got too bad. We cleaned everything up and drove home, using the other route. Much better road!
Here are the results of our afternoon of hard work. I’m very proud of my son Paul. He worked very hard and did such a great job!
It starts to look SO awesome. :-)