We may have been off air for a couple of weeks, but that doesn't mean we've been slacking.
Good progress has been made, and our little house is beginning to look like the real deal. The heat hasn't let up, but we have had a few spots of rain to test the roof and skylight and we're releived to report that not a drop made it in.
So far, so good then!
Anyway, new week, new challenge: What to line it with?
After a bit of research and discussion, we chose 9 mm plywood sheets. To avoid problems with cracking from heat expansion and travel, we elected to use a 7 mm negative detail gap between sheets.
While Grant and Sam tinkered about with the lining, Georgia attacked the expanding foam sealant for the windows with typical zeal.
The ceiling went up first, and we congratulated ourselves on completing what we thought was the hard part. Upside-down, right? What could top that?
Unfortunately, while the walls are at least horizontal, they're also full of outlets and , well, windows. Much tape-measuring and skillsaw-cutting ensued.
In the nick of time, the plumber arrived to put some pipes in our walls on wheels before we sealed them off for posterity.
Meanwhile, the team carried on applying ourselves. Ahem. That is, a - ply - ing ourselves.
Applying. Because plywood.
As is often the case in the dog-eat-dog world of portable living construction, no sooner had we churned through the plywood than the exterior flashings arrived fresh from the, er ... flashing machine, we guess?
And, you guys, there were a lot of them.
But after a few days in the sun, we had them up (minus a paint touch-up), and the place is starting to look a little more polished and profesh.
And that about brings you guys up to date as of about three hours ago.
Thanks for clicking through and reading!
In other news, we have a site, power and water sorted for our house in Northland, and D-Day is rapidly approaching.
Nerves are already setting in.