Our camping trailer with new blue storage canister.
Looking west toward another incoming storm.
Jackie and Mom planting the first Wingsprings garden with a storm brewing in the west.
Kent taking a picture of me taking a picture of him.
Joel, Elijah and Angela visited from Rapid City.
Laying out the walls and windows directly on the slab.
View looking southwest.
Lumber has arrived--time to start framing.
My main work area--cutting treated plate.
Template, banding for swinging arcs, and a cut plate.
Kent inspecting the lumber.
Lumber on the slab.
The south entry walls framed on the slab.
The first wall is up!
The south entry walls are up.
This summer we have been treated to some spectacular clouds.
The bedroom walls are being framed.
Bedroom walls attached to the bathroom window wall on the right.
More fabulous cloud formations.
Bedroom and bathroom walls attached to the south entry wall.
Rosemary, Mom and Jackie (R-L).
More walls framed and ready to be stood up.
Cousin Roseanna, Aunt Opal, Uncle Dean and Kent enjoying a visit.
More spectacular clouds.
Nailing the OSB onto the framed walls.
Kent on high, and brother-in-law Harvey on the ladder.
R-L: Kent, Carson, Harvey.
Dicksy & Harvey and their one of their nieces.
Kitchen wall partially sheathed.
The "nose" partially framed.
Kent and Casey hamming it up.
Interior bracing for plumbing and lining walls.
The "nose" sheathing painted for protection.
Footings for the south porch.
The two 3-ply trusses are delivered.
Cousin Glenn and Uncle Dean helped us set up the trusses late into the night.
View west from atop the trusses.
Early evening view looking west.
Full moon under the east truss.
The long trail north from the camping trailer.
An overall view of the "compound" looking west.
Beams for the second floor spanning the trusses.
Joisting the bedroom ceiling.
A cockeyed view off toward the east.
Finally some shadow lines cast by horizontal members.
Some funking shadows--sort of looks like a mask, no?
The diagonal LVLs on the west side of the trusses.
Detail of the joists and blocking between them.
Sister Dicksy and her hubby Harvey back for another Wingsprings stint.
Nice repetition of patterns.
The floor joists arranged as they will be installed on the second floor.
Kent triple checking the second floor joists.
Do those look like T.C. Cannon clouds, or what?
Floor joists for the second floor.
Plywood decking atop the second floor joists, looking east-southeast.
The major LVL joists for the "nose" of the house installed.
Very nice shadow pattern at the southwest soffit.
Hay bale fire in the distance.
East wall of the second floor stood up.
Second floor [cockpit] framed.
Late afternoon light looking east-southeast.
Mike spent a number of days helping us out--and we really appreciate it.
Cockpit sheathing painted.
LVL hip rafters in place on south side.
Kent and John lifted the west ridge, a double LVL, into place.
Early morning looking west.
Stacking the roof--rafters installed between the LVLs.
Cousin Glenn put in a number of days helping us, in good weather and bad.
Framing the cantilevering "nose" roof.
The cantilever is gusseted for strength.
The entire roof is nearly stacked.
Roof sheathing on the three eastern facets glisten in the early morning dew.
Painter Pat from southern Cal painted the columns and primed the windows.
Interior shot looking west from walkway.
South porch columns plumbed and lined.
Cloud formation through the south porch columns.
Phil and Hermus installing the ice and snow shield before shingling.
Some shingles are finally in place.
Early December snowy view toward the west.
Dan feeling his oats while working on the cockpit fascia.