Awww...thanks aart! I always know there's good advice/information coming my way when I see your name attached to a post. Unfortunately allergic to ibuprofen, aspirin, and naproxen...acetominophen is my only option as well as heat/cold therapy. Really wish I could take an anti-inflammatory without breaking out into hives as I am sure the healing would happen faster! Okay, the picture is awful since it was taken when it was mostly dark, but I got all the joists hung and the plywood prepped. It ended up being off square by 1/2" but dead level everywhere--not bad for my first time doing this! Tomorrow I should have the plywood floor all screwed in. I need to decide once and for all where I'm going to put the human door because the next thing that gets built will be some steps. Cold wet weather is supposed to return Tuesday night, so I'll have time to plan out the wall framing and gather materials. most of the rest of the build will be with stuff I already have or stuff I pick up for free, so this coop may turn out very...interesting...but the base will be solid!