Greg stayed for a few hours, and in that time we had two posts in, one at either side of the south end of the house, which was fantastic. The posts are not just to hold up our deck, they are also holding up our roof and therefore a big part of the overall passive solar design. Lots of sun in winter, lots of shade in summer. It's great to think about it in those terms. At the end of the day Natasha came out to put in a quick burst of work and we got in one post on the north side. She came accompanied by Darren and two of his friends in his Bogan Bingo bus. The neighbourhood just went up a notch.
The intention was to set up a string line from one end of the posts to the other so that we could physically measure the rafter lengths required. On Sunday we had a very rare sleep in, well 1 hour extra feels like forever, and then put in one more post and then set up our string lines. Unlike yesterday when the wind had it's merry way with the lines I set up to get the posts in line, the day has been still. Bliss. Great conditions for building in.
I spent a lot of today going up and down ladders and Natasha spent a lot of time waiting for me to get up and down ladders. So now I have a cutting list to give to our timber suppliers so that we can get our rafters ordered. I still don't have a complete picture of how the rafters will go on but nonetheless it's very exciting. We are about to get a framing inspection done, and after that the next inspection is for certificate of occupancy! Still a lot to do but the prospect of having a roof on is very exciting.