Each week when I come up to Truckee, I pause and take a picture of the house from the street. I’m always amazed at how much change I can see from week to week. This post is about the week of August 19th thru 25th progress.
Last week was all about getting the 1st floor ready for stucco. Then I left and when I came back the Stucco contractor, Northern Nevada Lath & Plastering, had been there and put up the building paper and stucco wire all around the house. Larry, Elder and Bob had started putting up the cedar horizontal planking that will cover the 2nd & 3rd floor. I must say, it was quite a nice feeling to drive up and see the siding in place. Other than the exterior trimmed windows this is the first ‘finished’ part of the house. It seems like all the work to date has been infrastructure and was just being covered up!
The separator ledge for the rock wall that will go below the stucco was also another finished item. Yeah!
Bob had just finished the final sanding on the ledge and re-stained the edges as I arrived.
Saturday and Sunday were busy days. We got up early and met Stevo, the electrician, as he had more items to wire. The smoke from the Rim fire and American fire was very thick. We had just started to see the smoke let up after 10 days when the Rim fire smoke started moving in.
Saturday afternoon and most of Sunday, Bob & I volunteered at the Truckee Rodeo. Turns out that Larry’s wife Stephanie was one of the main coordinators for the rodeo and all of the labor is volunteers. Originally, Bob & I were going to take tickets. Bob was quickly drafted as the bartender at the rodeo’s upper deck seating area. I ended up at the gate since I can only make Gin & Tonic’s!
Our friends couldn’t believe that Bob would volunteer to go let alone work at a rodeo! But we had a good time and met quite a few people and will probably do it again next year.
Late Sunday, we made a quick trip to Reno for insulation and supplies.