We were asked to continue framing the garage that we had started the day before. We worked on it, but didn't finish still because Andrew left a little before the lunch break. I didn't feel comfortable or able to finish that job by myself, so I joined an all female team putting siding on the back of the house. We were all working on Lot 3 yesterday, except a few people who were laying out the marks for where the walls will go on Lot 1 (Explanation of Lot numbers in previous blog post, "We are Lot 4")
This is the siding cutter. It looks like it would cut the pieces like a table saw, but it actually snips the piece. Its very quiet and cuts with a quick little "snip." Pretty cool! I should mention, the siding is not wood, its actually more like cement board. Its texturized to look like wood on the outside, but it isn't really wood.
After lunch, we continued the siding and had to set up scaffolding to reach. By the end of the work day, the siding, on our wall, was completed all the way up to the bottom of the second story. I assume when work begins again on Tuesday, the scaffolding will need to be extended so the next crew can continue the siding up to the roof line.
Siding is a pretty fun job. I'm glad to have learning it! I may be doing more of it soon! :)
Less than 140 hours left!!! It would be awesome if we got 40 hours in this week and had less than 100 left by next weekend.....we'll see how the week goes!