We just returned from a week in Southeast Alaska where we connected with friends and visited old haunts.
We came home with moist skin (because it rained an inch or two each day), one hundred pounds of salmon and halibut, and a strong desire to see what has happened with the barn restoration since we left.
The builders’ say they’ve encountered a lot of rot. The barn needed to be stabilized by lifting, straightening, and bracing. Then the rotted wood was removed. The stabilization needed to be done quickly, so the barn wouldn’t collapse in one of the strong summer winds The Dalles is known for. Each morning the workers hoped to find the barn standing.
Now the foundation and cement floors are completed and the rotted wood from the roof has been removed. Soon the roof will be covered with tin. Do you think we will be ready for an October 2nd barn warming party?