Yesterday I put up the wall that will divide the halves of the building but needed to devote my attention to getting new brakes and rotors on my vehicle. Although I suppose I probably could do that myself, it is one of those things I am comfortable paying someone else to do with the right tools and where they can put it up on a lift to work on things easier... at least until I saw the bill. Getting brakes was a lot more expensive than I remembered but then, I have sold three different vehicles between then and now and so it has been a long time since the last brake job I paid for.
Today was a grunt, pure and simple. Because the greenhouse side will have lots of windows, I opted to put in some headers to carry the load of the roof structure and not transfer said load to the windows where it can cause problems. On the first side, I decided to leave the header out to save weight when I swung the wall into place and then put it in place afterwards. That turned out to be a big mistake for a couple reasons. The lumber of course, is crooked as a river bottom road and getting it into place has required me to use an arsenal of clamps to persuade it. The other reason is that trying to lift a heavy header up and pound it into place from a step ladder isn't the easiest. But after much sweat and toil, I persevered. On the opposing side, I fastened the header in while the wall was laying on the floor and just hefted it up with the wall. Heavy, but much much easier.
Whipped and getting hot in the sun, I called it a day. I have the end wall left to do with the doorway into the greenhouse portion of the building and anchor everything to the concrete permanently before lots of detail work to wrap up. Then I can begin sheathing and cutting rafters out while waiting on the ridge beam and roofing materials.
Notice my wheelbarrow full of tools. It gets old walking the 50 yards back uphill every time I need a tool so I stick it in the wheelbarrow. As time has gone by, my wheelbarrow has filled up but my trips to get another tool have been reduced to only rare occasions. Now I just wheel it down first thing in the morning and wheel it back up to the garage when I quit.