Going back to 11-16-17
We have been in Florida for one month. Since we only booked a month long stay at the campground it's time to move over to the property. Some things will be harder for us but just being able to wake up and work will be nice. No more driving back and forth.
Once at the property we park in our regular spot on the driveway then we start moving things around to make the building easier.
First the solar panels get moved:
Then the rack:
Mike checking our work:
Now for the trailers. The big one in place for our tools:
Moving the small trailer which has most of our yard equipment:
Trailers set up:
Then we will move the van over behind the slab.
The lumber is here to start the framing...and our work is about to begin:
A new day...time to start building some exterior walls. First we have to move all of the lumber onto the slab. Then we can start building.
Mike drilling holes in the sill plate to go over the slab anchor bolts:
Once we measured and cut the 2x4's we lay them out so we can nail them together:
First wall up and anchored to the slab. The second section is complete with window framed out. Mike uses a 2x4 to brace the 10 foot sections to the slab:
We couldn't wait to see what a wall would like like so we nailed a piece of siding on. We are like two kids just wanted to see something of a finished product. Sadly we have to keep going with the walls first, lol.
For the remainder of the day we made sure we got everything set up. Since we don't have electric on the property we need to let the solar panels charge the batteries for the coach so he has TV at night. We will need to use the generator for all the electric for building.
The next day we start back on the walls. We have almost 200 2x4's and all of them need to be measured and cut down. We will do one 10 foot wall at a time.
Laying out the wood to nail and getting ready to stand a wall:
Mike putting in the top plate which is a 2x4 long board that overlaps where the walls come together:
Foam tape is rolled out underneath the pressure treated base plate:
Mike nailing in the headers:
Our last wall for the day:
Since we are boondocking here we have to spend more time on our daily "living" which takes away from our work. We are also taking things slower this time around.
Our goal is to be covered in and under roof in one month.
Next up...more exterior walls.