And soon enough, the giant work crew started to arrive and set up ladders and extension cords. LOTS of ladders. LOTS of extension cords!
Butch is the King of our construction crew.His "day job" is metal building construction. He got out of his truck, sized up our building-to-be, and took charge.
Butch figures anybody and everybody can gain the skills to do stuff. He assigned Willy the task of drilling patterns into the roofing sheets. Dick (brown jacket) has built a LOT of farm buildings, and he took charge of measuring stuff. He is leading the crew in measuring insulation/vapor barrier.
All day long, we were amazed at the great weather. It's not common to schedule a Swampland work party in January, because we're nearly always under water at this time of year. Haiku Farm's weather gods were smiling: we had blue skies, sunshine, and temps almost above freezing for most of the day.
(Check out my purple overalls! Santa spoke some good words to Jim's brothers and the overalls and the matching fleece-lined purple work jacket were under the tree this year. I was warm and *stylin'* up there on the roof!)
On our ladders, ready to pass the insulation up the roofline, we look like the opening table of "Whack-a-Mole."
It's probably not the method that professionals use to move the vapor barrier up the roofline but it works fine for us.
Coffee and sandwiches provided a bit of warmth.
and then: back to work!
Happy New Year!