When we returned to Kentucky, the bathhouse construction continues. We removed the temporary roof and tarps and set to work to finish the fourth wall and to get a solid roof on the structure. Check out what we accomplished last time.
Restructuring the Roof
The shed was modified from the traditional roof to a higher-pitched roof that will allow us to create a loft in the bathhouse to provide additional dry storage.
Challenges During Bathhouse Construction
Working on the hill created some problems with reaching the roof, while it worked, I don’t’ encourage others to adopt our techniques. The board that Philip is screwing in was quite a challenge to get up there. I perched near the top of the ladder that he is currently standing on. He handed me the end of the board and then he took his end and climbed up the ladder. Yes, the ladder balanced on the bobcat. I then held my end above my head trying to get it flush, so we could secure his end of the board. Once it was secure, he climbed up behind me on my ladder, took the end of the board, and secured it on my end.
We were quickly running out of time and worked into the night to finish the roof. Philip stayed on the roof and I carried the sheet metal from the far side of the RV to the work site and then handed them up to him… I found the easiest technique was to hold it above my head. I’ve always said everything I have done in life prepared me for a life with Philip. Thank goodness I work out regularly!
We made progress on the bathhouse, but it is still unfinished. We need to enclose the upper walls still. We’ll continue to chisel away on this project….
About the Author: Barbra-Sue Kowalski grew up on a small hobby farm. She was always drawn to farm life, however, she was stuck in an urban life far from her roots. Barbra-Sue was a single mom for 13 years, raising her 3 children on her own. She met Philip in 2018 and they married in 2021. Between the two of them, they have 5 grown children and 4 grandchildren. These empty nesters are following their dreams! As they both turn 50, they are building their off-grid homestead to live the life that they dream about. Learn more about Philip and Barbra-Sue here. Contact them here. To leave a comment on this post, please scroll down.