I ordered some trim pieces for the gable ends on Monday, so once those arrive, I can put the ridge cap on top and I'll have a complete roof!
My dad had to go home Saturday evening, but my friend Clifton was in town for Thanksgiving Break from James Madison University. We made a gourmet dinner Saturday night of mac & cheese with bratwurst, followed by blueberry cheesecake (my selection) and peanut delight (Clif's) ice creams. Clif felt so indebted by this "feast" that I generously agreed to let him repay me by helping with the house on Sunday :p With him on the project, I decided to finally tackle the framing of the loft end walls. We had a few things going for us: a beautiful fall day, Mr. Miter saw, and Clifton's (correct) second-guessing of my measurements. Unfortunately, we also didn't have much experience framing triangles, and the 3/4" thick loft flooring wasn't installed so we had to do some extrapolation . The first wall took three hours to frame correctly, but was about half an inch too wide to fit smoothly. So, on the second we shrunk everything generously, nailed it together, and fitted it in place in just over an hour.
It was evening by the time we finished up, so Clif and I just enjoyed watching the sun go down and the lights come on all around the tiny house...Thanks a bunch to my dad and Clif for all their help to make this look and feel more and more like a real house :)