On Christmas Day, they put on the ceiling and roofing joists.

Does the view seem wider than previous pictures? There is a reason, but more on that later.

The photo below is to demonstrate Paul’s flipping around the roof. The rest is a little lagniappe.

These are what he’s nailing the boards into. Hurricane protection.

Nice view if we were going to have a second story. (We’re not.)

They finished the roof after dark — or really, just throwing the last beams up. (Getting them up was something Paul couldn’t do by himself, so they cut and got them up while Paul had help.) Paul finished nailing them all down the next day.