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Arched Cabin Build – Day 3

We had some INSANE weather yesterday.  The clouds were massive and appeared to be organized in discrete weather systems that would often crash together.  Serious rain, hail, wind, flooding….you name it, we had it.

But the crew still made progress!  Check it out –

cabin

Day 3 – We arrived on the scene around 5:45 and carefully walked through the mud to get to the building pad.  One thing is for certain – we will definitely have privacy from the street.  Before calling it a day, the crew got all the ribs in place and built the reinforcements for the front and back.

cabin

Day 3 – This is a view from the west side, up on the bar-ditch.  You can see me in the photo as a size reference.  

brace

The crew did a special brace for our north wall.  It is shaped like an “H” and replaces the usual T cross brace (which they used for the front/south).  We gave them the drawings for our windows that morning, which depicted where we wanted them to go and how big they were. We were not aware of any design constraints (like the T brace) so we appreciated the crew making the change in order to allow our windows to work with the structure. 

view

Day 3 – South wall and T Cross brace.  The crew explained that if you don’t have a loft, the cross braces are necessary for structural integrity.

ribs

Day 3 – The ribs connect very cleanly to the floor of the house.

After work, we had to run to the grocery.  Here are some cloud photos from that journey –

Weird, donut stack of clouds heading toward us (east).

Weird, donut stack of clouds heading toward us (east).

This is the bottom of a cloud "cinnamon roll' that was advancing.

This is the bottom of a cloud “cinnamon roll’ that was advancing.

This was one of the strangest cloud formations I've ever seen - there's the cinnamon roll chunk on the left with the donut stack losing definition above it and a section of clouds oriented vertically to the right.

This was one of the strangest cloud formations I’ve ever seen – there’s the cinnamon roll chunk on the left with the donut stack losing definition above it and a section of clouds oriented vertically to the right.

Close up of the strange cloud formation.

Close up of the strange cloud formation.

More of the strange cloud formation

More of the strange cloud formation

Strange and powerful clouds = loud and fierce storm

Strange and powerful clouds = loud and fierce storm

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