Last Sunday after a two week break , one of those to nurse my bad back into shape , we made the one hour ride up to Richmond to deck over the second story on Ben's barn.
Since we were there last Ben did manage to get in a couple more uprights in each bay to keep that wet hemlock from sagging too badly .
Fortunately his neighbor had come over earlier with the forklift tines on his Kubota and helped get the plywood on the upper deck saving us a great deal of toil.
First thing we did is add a couple more knee braces to keep things from wobbling on us .
Contemplating imminent agony . . . mmm
Soon we hit a rhythm and had the first course set to the chalk line
Nail gun makes for quick going but can cause pain in other places . Just five days ago I could barely stand up or walk and it was only Friday I started to feel marginally mobile again .
Forty degrees F made for thick glue and skinny Ben had a hard time making it flow out of the tube .
Even got Annie in on the work marking out sixteen inch centers on the plywood for us
More frozen construction adhesive
Yea if I'd left the glue to Ben we'd still be there a week later .
Running short on gun nails
So we made Ben do it the old fashion way
By 3:30 pm we got it done
Package on the tarp said 24 X 30 feet , must be them smaller Chinese feet as it just barely covered the twenty four foot wide deck .
That should keep it dry .... mostly
There good enough for now
If he gets some sheathing boards on it he might even have a place to park the cars out of the weather on snow days this winter . We'll do the roof rafters next spring .