Over the last two weeks we have finished framing the fourth wall and have made good progress on wall sheathing. However, we did not arrive at this spot without any long days or hiccups. Long days for Cory building the fourth wall entirely himself. Calculating, measuring, cutting, leveling, nailing, repeat.  Hiccups today (which is our only day of the week to work on the house together due to work schedules) by spending four of our ten hours re-doing work. And that, we realized is just part of the process. After nailing up a few sheets of OSB we discovered our trailer had recently become un-level causing windows to be out of square and walls to be un-level. This led to us working for four hours re-leveling the trailer (so much easier said than done) and then having to remove the sheets of OSB (…really wish we hadn’t nailed them in so well the first time around…) to allow for Cory to sledgehammer the top plate of the wall to shift it into correct position (a half inch to the back). Our cat’s paws got worked hard today.

Despite having some setbacks, we now can move forward confidently with our once again level foundation. We are in fact closer to finishing our home today than we were yesterday, so I would call that a success!

The fourth and final wall is up! You can see (from left to right) the framing for the bathroom window, the kitchen bar window, the front door and then our living room windows stacked.IMG_2008

As if we weren’t already aware of how rough our walls looked after ripping out who knows how many nails, the direction of the sunlight made it glaringly obvious… 🙂


Cat’s paw- our tool of choice (need) today and a bit worse for the wear.


Wall sheathing progress and where we finished up for the day.


COMING UP : Tomorrow Cory will work on finishing up the wall sheathing. Later this week we hope to get started and possibly finish the rafters, yay!


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