It was beautiful in Julian today--warm, but with clouds passing by through the day, and a nice breeze to keep us cooler.
Dad and Matt worked to get the last joists and rim board in place, on the pointy end of the house.
We put Mom to work, too--it's not every day she gets to use the power tools and break a sweat...
She bolted the beams that will support the second floor into place.
And, she laid all the adhesive that will keep the floor from squeeking. We nailed nearly half the floor sheathing into place.
Doesn't it look swell? There's enough floor to dance now...
Now that the floor's partly down, I have a new suggestion for the name of the house: Treehouse II. It feels like you're in the treetops when you're at the house level! (And, of course, it sits next to Treehouse I, where small Parker children learned some of the building skills that they're using now...)
Other name suggestions, from way back, include:
Little Haven (which sounds a bit like Littlehale, and carries the hopes that one day we can go up to the mountains for a bit of haven-like relaxation...)
Sweet Home Cuyamacas (for obvious reasons)
Starwood in Julian (a tribute to John Denver)
and, last, but not least...
The House that Jack Didn't Build (Lots of Others Did)