The boom truck didn't show on time so these are some of the volunteers from my church getting ready to hoist up the first roof truss by hand. This was a small one story home so that really wasn't that hard.
And success was ours, after this first end truss was up the rest were pieces of cake to get up there. We had a cool front come through for a few hours in the morning so the skies were overcast and the temps dropped down so we could work without passing out.
The dude in the shorts and blue shirt was a local building inspector, the new homeowner who was working on the project yesterday was standing to his right, she seemed very apprehensive that he was not coming with good new but he actually was just stopping by to see how the project was progressing.
The new homeowner is a sweetie, she and her husband have three children, 2,4, and 6 that sleep in the only bedroom in their current apartment. She and her husband sleep on a pullout sofa in the living room. Although this home is small it at least has three bedrooms. I'm sure they'll be thrilled once they move in.
This is the Habitat home that is next door to the one we were working on. Its nearly finished and I'm sure the family is excited to move in before school starts.
It was a good day for me, its nice to give something back.