Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Well, Everything's On the Roof - Now all we Need to do is Build it.

Star and Tory up on the wall loading in west garden frames. This craning went much smoother than last time.

We craned the last load up today and now everything is up on the roof and ready to go. Now its up to us to see if we can get it done by next friday. Its gonna be a tough week, but we'll do our best. Tomorrow we can start installing the greenhouse base, the west garden and hopefully finish up the north garden.

The steel pavilion - all there except for the PV brackets. Now on to the walls and floor and kitchen bits.

The pavilion is in great shape right now. We got all the big steel done today - we've got 3 out of 5 PV brackets assembled and tomorrow we'll get them up into position. Then we can paint, and after that - I'm calling steel done. Then on to the next thing! Star's goal is to be installing the East wall of the greenhouse by saturday. I'll do my best, but I'm not sure if we'll make it.

Star and Jon, just hanging out on the steel.

Installing a rafter. Not the easiest thing in the world. We got it though!

This morning we installed the rafters and put in the last beam on the west side. Damn its so much fun to be up on top of this thing. I'm kind of bummed that we are finished with it. But I'm excited to start filling it in with all the cool stuff we've been fabricating.

Star and Tory. Putting in the last rafter. Man what a beautiful day for it too.

Star, looking like she's been doin this for years. These beams are about 15 feet up, doesn't sound like much but I promise its pretty scary to be working up there. Nice though - gets the blood flowing early in the morning.

Meg and Solveig started installing their mosswall panels and holy crap - this is going to be the best thing on the roof. They did an amazing job designing and building this - and it looks absolutely gorgeous. This is going to be people's favorite spot on the whole roof. I can already tell. I can't wait to see it all in now.

'Mosswall' isn't really the right word - its a vertical garden planted with all sorts of different plants. Looks amazing if you ask me.

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