asn’t looking forward to this – started getting reports while in India (of all places) that the front porch of the train club was rotting away and needed replacement. Could there be something I’d want to do less that that?
Okay, so great thanks are due to Bill Sterner, John Ligda and Bill White who all came out on a Sunday to work this. Our plans were to spend today getting as far as we could with demolition and see what a future rebuild effort would entail.
First good luck – a few months ago I happened to find some leftover roof sheeting in the club house. Second good news – when we got up there and tore off all the old tin, we found that outside of the leading corner of the roof and all the crossbracing, the heavy beams were still intact. So Bill ran over ot the shop and got us some new 2x4x12s (pressure treated – yes, let’s do it right this time) and we got them all installed pretty quick. Then came the tin – not a hard job at all (I’ve done the entire thing twice now). With John’s 60’s music booming out of his little boom-box van (we were such a little construction site) we knocked the entire project out by 1:30pm. So that’s in – outside of some paint added to the end of the 2×12 we cut away, the entire project is done.
Thanks, guys, for some critical work that keeps, literally, the roof over our heads.