Last fall, it was tough to walk away from this pile of trusses.
I felt like we had not only failed ourselves, but that we had failed the Moms and failed you who have supported us and cheered us on.<p></p><p>I was disappointed.</p><p></p><p>I was disheartened.</p><p></p><p>I was sad.</p><p></p><p></p><p>But today, as we set these trusses, I am thankful we waited.
And today, this day only a few months delayed, I am happy.</p><p></p><p>The sun is shining, the mountains are out. There is not ice covering the trusses or bone chilling wind. We are not encumbered by layers of down gear or wearing thick always in the way gloves. The sun won't go down in a few hours, shutting our job site down. </p><p></p><p>It was wise to wait for spring.</p><p></p><p></p><p><img src="https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-napONXDYnOs/T4hTi_kVc_I/AAAAAAAAKDY/Z... style="width: 470px; " alt="" /></p><p></p><p>The blocking is cut, we are prepped and ready to go. </p><p></p><p>Today, we set trusses!</p>
When we built our house, it was just me and the Ram and his dad on truss day. We tied a rope around each truss, and one at a time, we pulled each truss on top of the house. Then we moved each truss by hand in place. It was tough work. And those trusses were half the length and height of these trusses. And our house is only one story, not built into a hill.
For the Momplex, we have to hire a boom truck.
The trusses are huge. The Momplex is tall. And there's alot of them.
The boom truck first sets up in front of the garages, between the Momplex and trusses. Then we quickly check to make sure the boom can reach far enough.
It will be a little tricky lifting the trusses up over the side of the Momplex and into position. But we want to avoid moving the boom truck too many times.
Time is money.
Finally, the boom has the first truss in the right position