I had hoped to get some help roofing from my brother while he was up visiting but my youngest daughter suddenly ended up with a fever and a cough. Since she can't get vaccinated yet due to her age and only had the original alpha variant of Covid, we assumed it was Covid again, this time the delta variant. The tests came back negative for flu and strep but we had to wait three days for the Covid test results. They finally came back as negative, meaning she just has the average viral cold, thankfully.
So while waiting for the results and assuming I was perhaps going to end up with a break through infection, I spent my time applying the roofing panels alone. It wasn't the easiest process but it wasn't too difficult either and I just kept plugging away at it over two days and got it done. Just getting to this stage makes me really happy and hopefully will give me a burst of energy to finish the rest.
After the negative Covid results, my family came up and spent a couple hours helping me apply the fascia aluminum covering to protect the wood fascia board from the elements. Handling 12 feet long pieces of thin gauge aluminum is one of those jobs best done with about six hands. I'm sure it would have taken me most of a day with lots of clamps and trips up the hill for this or that to accomplish the same task.
Next up, I need to finish siding in the gable ends with plywood and then water seal up the sheathing from moisture in case I can't get it sided until next spring. After that, I hope to start installing doors and windows to completely weatherproof the exterior.