Your getting there. You'll be under the tin soon. We got the rains here yesterday (and most of last week) too.
More expected today, so I'm going to hang a tarp off the rafter tails, so I can strap the walls. I managed to
get my tin on yesterday morning before the real heavy rains. Speaking of strapping. I was talking to a guy
the other day, who did many timber frame structures in his time. What you and I have been calling purlins, well
they aren't. They're just plain old strapping. According to him. Purlins are horizontal roof members that actually
carry the roof load. They span from bent to bent, as you'd see in an old barn. I looked it up in a couple of my
timber framing books. That's pretty much what they say too. So, I guess we can't play with purlins, unless we get
rid of the rafters.