Topping It All

Today’s building show wasn’t quite as dramatic as it was the first couple of days, though the work seemed even more intense. When the framing was being done, the walls going up, the rafters set, every hour saw a huge difference — from a concrete slab to an actual building in progress.

Even though it was just as exciting to watch the building going on today, the changes came more slowly since the various steps seemed a lot more intricate. Trimming the overhang to make way for eventual gutters. Creating the fascia. Applying the tarpaper for the roof.


Even starting in on the siding.

Tomorrow, a couple of the workers will be back to finish the roof and the siding, and then, oh, woe is me. No more excitement until next Monday or Tuesday when the next phase begins, though I’m not sure what that will be. Doors and window maybe? Electricity?

Too bad about The Bob, otherwise I’d want a huge garage christening party when it’s all done. Maybe I’ll do it anyway, even if it’s just with the folks who have been doing the work. After all, by this time, they’re family, right?


Pat Bertram is the author of Grief: The Inside Story – A Guide to Surviving the Loss of a Loved One. “Grief: The Inside Story is perfect and that is not hyperbole! It is exactly what folk who are grieving need to read.” –Leesa Healy, RN, GDAS GDAT, Emotional/Mental Health Therapist & Educator.

3 Responses to “Topping It All”

  1. Malcolm R. Campbell Says:

    I’m sure it will have WiFi.

  2. Judy Galyon Says:

    The progress is exciting. What kind of door will you have to take the car in & out? I wish I could be there for the big event. I know you will have a blast.

    • Pat Bertram Says:

      It will be an electronic door opener. Have you followed my blog? If you’re on your computer, and you scroll down a ways, you will see a place on the left hand side to follow me. Facebook has blocked me. It’s only a fluke that they let this post go through, and I’m sure they will completely ban me soon.

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