Sofia was the center of attention, and for good reason - so cute!
Thursday we got busy laying decking. Thomas laid out the instructions, and we just rolled with it. I was dubbed "grasshopper" because I kept hopping from one thing to the next. Pop & Abba kept repeating, "I just pick things up and put things down;" truthfully, they did a lot more than that - loading/unloading decking, lining it all up perfectly, marking it for screws, driving in the screws, and starting all over with the next piece.
Mom slaving away in the shady basement sweeping up piles and piles of dust and mud left from the flood of our last pour. We also got to make homemade pizzas - meaty and all for our hardworking guys.
We were only able to go so far with the decking. It was hot, so we needed to take breaks. It was hot, so we - oh yeah, got that part. We also needed to hang the last of the joists and frame in the stairway. This would require Tom's help on Friday when he had a day off. Once we hit our wall, or lack of it as it were, we enjoyed homemade pizza, salad, watermelon, and beer. A neighbor joined us, and the while us ladies chatted inside, the gentlemen smoked cigars and drank scotch out on the porch. Stinky!
Friday the rest of the joists were hung, and the stairs framed in. I can only comment on half the work, as I had to go into Cimarron to do a little work. Someone had to cut the paychecks. Mom accompanied me, and I showed her a few other places in Cimarron. We got back as the men were wrapping up. The heat was really zapping everyone, so we ended the day early enough for showers and naps before going out to eat in Cimarron. Tom and I finished up the last of the big sheets of decking, so we only had a few inches to go on Saturday!
The last gap in the floor...we got this far on Friday and finished the last edge Sunday.
Saturday morning the guys made quick work of the last edge of decking, and then it was time to install the tarp. Mom & Pop got a 30' x 40' tarp to keep out the water until we can get the roof up. It will go far to protect the decking.
Me and my wonderful, hard-working parents - don't I look like a lucky girl!