Cedar Shingling Update
Well during the course of putting these cedar shingles on, I was wondering if I was ever going to get done. My goal this long weekend was to get the new addition shingled and I was able to do that. It took me four days granted, but you must consider my slow progress came because I was working by myself, and working with little itty bitty tiny taped sticks of cedar (shingles). The gable end was the worst, a lot of climbing up and down ladders and my tractor bucket which I used as portable staging.
It was gratifying to complete...or at least complete ½ of it depending how you look at it. My new addition is done, but I plan on doing the old part of the house too. That means I really am only half done. I still got to take off the old log siding, trim out the doors and windows then shingle the old part. A lot of work left to go.
Anyway I will leave you two pictures of my progress this weekend. If you look close you can see how I have tricked out the trim a bit to make it look a bit customized. I just did not want the shingles to butt up against windows because I though that looked kind of trashy, and yet I wanted something more than a window boxed in square with boards. With the corner boards I flared them out so it looked a little more distinguished than just two boards nailed together on the side of my house. Just keep in mind I have a long ways to go. I got some white aluminum trim to put up around the soffits, the trim to paint white to "Pop" it from the shingles and some lawn grading to do around the house. The outside to-do list is endless and we have already had frost with another 30 degree night headed our way tonight!! Fall is coming and I am not ready!!
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"