BRAINSTORM RAINSTORM! The last three days I've spent sweating in the barn (in a heat advisory. whoops!). I have a shelf of sorts stacked with 2x6s and 2x4s of varying lengths, and an organized mess on the barn floor ready to be shelved as well. I just need to make more shelving. Forrest helped me unload the trailer late last night when the sun/heat went to sleep, and is coming over tomorrow afternoon to help me with more barn organization. GODS. I love my friends <3
I'm taking an inside/brain day today -- feeling super drained. Right now I'm binge watching youtube channels on tiny house construction: Choo Choo Tiny House, The Tiny Life (fixing warped boards!), and especially Just a Smidgeon's videos on her whole tiny house build. I purchased that DVD set/tiny house how-to guide, but won't get it for a week or more.
Today I'm going to work on drawing up framing plans and create a budget/materials list for things I know I don't have.
a) I'm thinking of changing the first official build day (Sunday!) to a private one with just Calynn & Forrest. It may just need to be a "finish getting organized/ready" day. I'll know for sure by Thursday night. I still need to find a second jack for leveling, move MORE barn stuff, organize a tools section and figure out what tools I don't have, purchase materials I don't have yet (such as aluminum flashing for the undercarriage or alternative, lag bolts, etc). The first community build day would then be Sunday, August 3rd from 1-4pm. And I'd have that DVD set and maybe feel a wee bit more confident :-)
b) I'm changing up the roof design! As much as I adore a rounded roof, I don't adore the extra cost, labor, and skill involved in creating it. Plus, I'd love to be able to easily crawl up onto the roof and stargaze. I'm 90% certain I'm going to go with a shallow pitched shed roof instead. It can still be cute, right?
Till next time! <3
I believe you become a healthier person
-- mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually --
the moment you start living the way you believe you should,
whatever that may be." - Mark Boyle