With the beam in place, they finished the first floor ceiling/second floor floor. Here it is in progress:
And here's the opening for the stairs:
Because the first floor ceiling is so high (12') to accomodate Jim's lift, the stairs have to turn. Here they are finished:
With the floor and the stairs in place, they started framing out the gables for the second floor. They built these flat on the floor, and then lifted them up with a crane. They stayed late Friday to get the front and back lifted up and the beam put in place between the two.
Here's a video of them lifting up the front 2nd floor and gable:
It's pretty cool right now because you can see the scale of the garage with the house.
We're using one of the arched windows I reglazed a few years ago to put in the front of the garage so that it matches the front of the house. Here's Jim working that window out from the back of the attic.
I think he's still trying to decide what to put in it's place. For now, the plastic will have to suffice.