Hello again and welcome to another editon of the Hobbit Hollow Construction Blog! Glad to have you back!
Had a busy weekend and not a lot of time to write. (It’s nearly 8PM on a Sunday night.)
I picked up some Yankee tickets for the Editor’s birthday. Everyone was supposed to go but I had forgotten Georgia has a second job that she’s working and she couldn’t make it. We really missed you G. We had nice seats and we had a great time. The Yankees won and CC Sabathia got his 200th win as an American League pitcher. Here we are.
I had to get the editor a couple of drinks. She was paranoid about being hit by a foul ball. It’s amazing what a margarita will do to help one’s anxiety.
I don’t know if you can feel it. But if you are feeling like there’s a blissful spirit in the air and not really knowing the reason why I’ll tell you why. My Mother in law is away on a cruise! Yep. It’s like the whole town is in a celebratory mood. It won’t last though. I was thinking of maybe seeing if the captain could take the ship around Cape Horn or something. Maybe drop her off in Antartica. Fantasy. Okay so I dream big what can I tell you.
Back to Hobbit House construction. Enough about my week of bliss.
Jude went off to Long Island on a camping trip with Casey and her family. Ethan and Jude did finish most of the east wall before he left. So Terence and I hit the roof over the weekend and did some roof prep for the waterproofing. There were a couple of spots that didn’t come out so smooth so we did some patching with some Sika 123. Terence mixed while I patched. It worked out really well and now everything is ready for the dynamic duo (Tweedle Brothers number one and two.)to finish up the waterproofing this week. Here’s a picture of Terence working the mixer.
He has a heavy duty respirator on if you noticed. These kinds of products have silica in them which is dangerous for your health. You should have a good respirator on if you are mixing a dry cement based product like this. Not one of those white paper masks. They’re basically useless.
Also notice the patchwork at the base of the skylight. I just had to fill in some voids here and there so the waterproofing sits on the roof flat.
So if you look at the ceiling here you can see the thermal barrier in the ceiling. This is where we had a small leak when it rained. After Jeff patched this location on the roof we haven’t had a problem. The day I took this picture it poured almost two inches. Not a drop to be found.
Like I said before, the waterproofing is just added insurance. Really good insurance I might add.
Well that’s all for now and I hope to see you all next week!
Take it easy!