We had a crane back for hoisting Underhill House’s rafters up into place. Unlike two weeks before when Dan had used his crane to fly the bents into position, we did not finish the work day earlier than anticipated.
At the end of the day, I got a chance to be lifted into the air for some more birds-eye shots of the project.
Two weeks before when Dan offered to swoop me high into the air, I leaped at the chance without thinking. Normally, I pass on anything as scary as a Ferris wheel, but my urge to see the house from the sky superseded caution.
Before my second ascent, I had all day to consider…
Is this safe?
Is it sane?
Well who knows?
Dan had to add some extra sections to his crane for this job, and he said he could hoist me as high as a 10-story building. But because it was a windy day, I was not able to get up to the crane’s top possibilities. He decided it would be a good idea if my plank seat was secured with a rope to keep me from swinging around too wildly.
It amazes me how much our house looks like some kind of undersea fossil skeleton when seen from above.
But the most birds-eye view of all happened a few days later when a Charles Heidi, a friend of ours from Racine, flew over and took an arial shot from his plane.
What a thrill to see pretty much our whole property from the sky. Thank you, Charles.
We will be having an open house today Friday June 29 from 4-7.
3487 County Road H, Ridgeway, WI
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