Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Christmas is coming!

2012.. blink and you'll miss it!

With Christmas fast approaching, I'm planning my list of things to get done during my break. With so much accrued annual leave, I'll probably spend the second half of December on site full time, so I want to make sure I've got everything planned out and materials on hand so I'm not left sitting idle.

Here's what I'm hoping to get done:

  • Finish installing the roof trusses to the upper level;
  • Fix all the wall frames to the slab and finish my tie-down and bracing;
  • Tidy up the earthworks along the side of the garage. When I excavated the blinding footings, I just left the spoil piled up alongside the slab, and this needs to be levelled off;
  • Excavate the little spur of hillside which remains beside the pump room, and design and build a little rock retaining wall there;
  • Frame the external garage walls. I've spent some time in SketchUp this week to finalise the frame design, so I should now be in position to order the remaining timber I'll need to finish the frames;
  • Erect the bush-pole post-and-beam frame in the garage which will support the jack trusses and the full trusses at the northern end, beside the shipping container;
  • Install the garage trusses; and
  • If I get all that done, think about beginning the installation of the Hebel panels (if I can get the frame inspection done over the break).
It sounds like a lot when it's written down, but really if I'm there full-time I should be able to get through it all.

Famous last words...

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