Before I had time to walk out front and get a picture of the crane itself they had the cables attached to the second large chunk of the roof. A big crane for a small residential subdivision! Our builder tells me they do it this way mainly for safety.
Woke to light snow and almost 'warm' temperatures - it was supposed to rise to only -6°C; it's only -7 even now. But the wind blew the snow in horizontally, leaving a wind chill nearer -20°C. I did eventually screw up my courage and went out briefly for some fresh air, but I put on all the winter clothing I had! Warm ear-flap hat, wide scarf, and big moosehide mitts. I survived. Tomorrow there is actually a wind chill warning of near -30°C, which is too cold for me! Four more days of this extreme cold to go before we get a break.