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We have a green roof!

Not on purpose.
But there’s a few nice healthy patches of grass growing up there, tended by the bees and other fauna.
LEED certification is just a tiptoe-through-the-tulips away.

Now that the scaffolding company has installed scaffolding ALL THE WAY UP, Richard was able to climb up there and take a good look around.
Meanwhile Hygema is installing the last of the parallam beams along the roofline. Mark of Hygema told Richard that instead of messing with the roof before putting in the final huge beams, they’ll just slide them in all careful-like -with eyes closed whilst holding their breath? – before they even bolt any of the beams together. (Right now the entire house is being held up by steel posts and stacks of wood and nothing is connected.) I’m waiting to hear someone shout JENGA! so I can run for it.

Pathetic really, how elated we were to see the first parallam beam in. The thick laminated wood beam runs horizontally from next to the front door out to behind the house where it will someday support the upper floors above the workshop and one side of the new deck extension.


It’s the only beam currently in place, a teaser, just Hygema showing us what they can do. Amazing to consider they’ll have to cut and manhandle every one of those beams piled in our yard, starting with the first floor, wrapping around the house, and moving upwards.