16. New deck started outside, drywall inside & finally a roof…

Bob removed the old deck by Friday evening, 9/20.  Looks so open without the deck!

Old deck all gone!

Old deck all gone!

The following week (9/23 – 9/27), Larry and Elder came back to help Bob with the supports and main framework of the deck. The support beams were about 400 pounds so they rented a machine called a ‘super lift’ to help get the beams in place.

New deck supports.

New deck supports.

Deck rafters for decking.

Deck rafters for decking.

Deck in progress.

Deck in progress.

Stairway landing being constructed.

Stairway landing being constructed.

Deck stairway framework built.

Deck stairway framework built.

At the same time that week the drywall contractors were working inside the house putting up sheet rock, taping the sheet rock joints and applying smooth wall in the kitchen and texture in the rest of the house that had walls torn apart (2nd floor, 1st floor entry, and the ‘mouse holes’ in various parts of the house).  It looks so much lighter now with the drywall done.

Kitchen & dining room sheet rock in and taped.

Kitchen & dining room sheet rock in and taped.

Looking at the new entry and closet from the living room.

Looking at the new entry and closet from the living room.

Living room with new recessed lighting under the loft.

Living room with new recessed lighting under the loft.

Kitchen & dining with smooth wall in kitchen and texture in dining area.

Kitchen & dining with smooth wall in kitchen and texture in dining area.
Recessed lighting in kitchen.

I’m still in Hayward, so Bob will continue to work on the deck and paint primer then paint inside the house when the weather doesn’t cooperate!  He has to find dry weather times to pre-stain all the wood for the deck before he can install it.  This is one year that we are not hoping for an early winter!

As noted in the last post we have had a fair amount of rainfall since the roof came off in mid July and luckily not many leaks.  It rained hard on 9/21, then again on 9/25 it not only rained but snowed.

Rain and snow on Sep. 25th

Rain and snow on Sep. 25th

Snow 'stuck' for a while.

Snow ‘stuck’ for a while.

Great news, they started installing the roof on Friday, 9/27 and are working on it as I type today!  Hopefully, the weather gods will shine on us and it will be completed soon.

New roof going on!

New roof going on!

Bob came back to Hayward for the weekend.  It was time to pick up the wine grapes and do the crush.  The guys picked up the grapes from Lodi (one and one-half tons) on Saturday and completed the crush on Sunday.  Bob headed back to Truckee on Sunday evening.  He’s back hard at work!

He called me Monday morning (9/30) and it had rained last night so the crew went up on the roof and then off.  About a half hour later they started working on the roof again-so glad they didn’t have to wait another day!  It will still take a couple of days to finish.

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One thought on “16. New deck started outside, drywall inside & finally a roof…

  1. Wow the house is certainly looking good now ! You have all done a great job. Love Jackie & Martin

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