It was great having my friends here to help out.
They've all partied here in the past on a regular basis. Now in the future
they’ll be coming back to party in a bigger place.
Everyone else was busy doing other things. It took about 10 days to finish. That includes being laid up for a couple of days because I hurt my back half way through. Seems that I’m not as limber as I once was and all that sitting at that crazy angle got to me by the end of the first week.
I carried up a bundle
of shingles to the top of the first side and it started to spasm on me.
Down I went. I yelled help and Ken was able to run up the ladder and catch
me before I slid off the roof into
Everyone then dropped what they were doing and helped me down.
Max, Walt’s cousin who was out visiting with the other cousin Tony, had some nice pills for me to take for a couple of days. (couldn’t just lie there all day knowing that everybody else was doing something, so after a couple hours I got up and just did paperwork and light stuff.
couple of days I was back on the roof banging nails. This time I took more
breaks more often. Instead of getting off the roof after every square,
four bundles, I got off after every bundle and walked around stretching
and drinking lots of water. I finished the roof up around the Wednesday
after everyone, except Ken and Walt left to go back home.
type of wood for the floor. They sent out T & G
after figuring out what I needed I found I was lucky enough to be able to
get it by Thursday. It had to be special milled and then be shipped to
Bishop, then out to Gold Point.
moved the spruce to another part of town for storage so the u.v. rays
wouldn’t get to them. Then proceeded to find another project for Pat and
First and foremost was because that’s is what the old timers used. Secondly it is a lot easier and faster than drywall. You don’t have to deal with that messy drywall mud.
This kept Dean and Pat
busy for the rest of the day. Walt and I helped out also. My back was
still a little tender so all I did was screw it down. I left the lifting
to the others. As usual, all I did was “screw" around while everyone else
might say we were really going to SPRUCE up the stage area. Dean
volunteered to do this. This was a great job for Dean. He is very good at
meticulous work. It took him a couple days but it came Out