So, the newspaper interview went well I think. They were extremely nice and seemed pleased with everything. They didn't run away in disgust when they saw the house in person anyway! Since I have been asked numerous times I will put up a link to the article, if there is one, when it is published.
For now though, work on the house is going to take a back seat to my real job. I am on overtime and with the outside crew working on tilt-up panels. The past two days we have been tying rebar in the panel forms. They want to pour 6 panels on Friday and I believe we got the 6th one tied today. I am not ashamed to admit though that 10 hour days of staying bent over at the waist, tying steel on the ground is kicking my ass. I haven't played rodbuster since summer before last so a few days of soreness is to be expected though.
Some of the soreness is from laughing so hard at the guys. They really make the day go by. If you could see all the stuff that happens you would really wonder how we actually manage to be such an efficient and hardworking crew. The day starts out with Hippie walking out of his tool belt because he has such a lack of a butt, there is nothing there to hold his belt up. He finally resorted to suspenders. Thank goodness his tool belt was the only thing that fell down. The other guys just rag Hip all day about everything and Head was accusing Hippie of him letting a light stand kick his ass because Hippie couldn't get it to fold up right. Then at the end of the day, Big Sexy lost one of his teeth in a footing. I don't know what it is about the guys losing their teeth on the job. He got his bifocals out to look for it but soon gave up. Somebody will probably stumble up on it tomorrow. I'm just glad Daddy Rabbit doesn't actually come out into the field very often.
See I got the rafters and eaves painted on the clerestory? I think it looks much better. Well, there is just not that much going on besides work. It is gloomy and cold here. We have kept our coveralls on all week, all day just about. I have photos from the RR job dated March 13 where we are all running around in very short sleeves. I want to see the sun!!