Thursday, August 18, 2011

1 Roof Truss System is installed!

DAILY  LOG August 18, 2011

Who Was On-Site?
Larry, Bill, Jack, Fred, Mike, Jesse, Trevor, DougP, Michael O’Grady (Project Manager)

What Happened?
One of the Roof Truss Systems is installed.

What Next?
Friday, August 19 – We need to get the fire-wall separating the two Roof Truss Systems built and
Saturday, August 20 -- Pour the concrete floors in the basement
Monday, August 22 -- Jesse Cambell Construction will be on site installing the other Roof Truss System
Tuesday, August 23 – A crew of 12 is coming out from CMHC to frame up the front porch, build the
landings, and possibly stain the shed.
Wednesday, August 23 – Saturday, August 27 – These days will probably be spent in getting the framing finished, i.e. headers over doors, walls in the basement, backing for drywall. We will also need to complete the installation of the SMS Foam.
Also during this period we will need to get the shingles installed on the roof, and Mike Vettese of
Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services has volunteered to install the roof shingles for free and to supply
them at below cost.
Many thanks to Mike Vettese of Gravenhurst Bay Cottage Services
Many thanks to Jesse Campbell of Jesse Campbell Construction for volunteering his crew to install the
Roof Truss Systems
Many thanks to Home Building Center for supplying our wall framing materials.Many thanks to Bob Chamberlain of Chamberlains Tim-Br-Mart for his interest in our build and his
attention to detail.
Many thanks to Clyde McDuff of Ready Mix Concrete who will provide the concrete at cost, and donate the truck and driver.
Many thanks to Brad Williams and Brian Fitzsimmons for supplying us with two professional concrete
Many thanks to SMS Rentals in Bracebridge for supplying us with 2 (two!) concrete finishers.

Food and Drink
Many thanks to Oliver’s Coffee of Gravenhurst for providing us with their delicious coffee and muffins.
Many thanks to Habitat for Humanity Muskoka  for providing us with a delicious lunch.  Be sure and call 644 3138 around 8:30 a.m. for a final head count .

My Thoughts
In order to unload the trusses on Wednesday the driver had to line up his truck so as to block both lanes
of Muskoka Beach Road. It was only for about 5 minutes, but in that time a lot of cars and trucks were
lined up and waiting for the road to be clear. One of the drivers of a pick-up truck got really irate and
was yelling at Rick, who kept his cool and acted like a real gentleman. Anyways, about 3 hours later the driver of the pick-up truck came back to the site and found Rick and apologized for yelling at him.

Today would have been my dear Mother’s Birthday. She always taught me that there is good in every person. And, ya know, that incident on Wednesday showed me once again how right she was.

Mike O'Grady
Construction Project Manager
1964 Muskoka Beach Road
RR 1 Gravenhurst ON P1P 1R1
705-646-0106 Ext 204

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