Just in time for the snow, the double doors to the porch and in the basement are installed: There are still a few unfilled holes (basement windows and a couple other spots), but, in general, the house is pretty well sealed up now against the weather. Work also progressed this week on the porch. Here’s… Continue reading Thanksgiving
Well, we FINALLY have a power pole on the property. This is a big deal because the house can't be wired up until the pole is there (and connected to the pole across the street with wires), and there's no chance of ever moving in without power. Electricians can't be here until probably right after… Continue reading Pole position!
The biggest observable change last week is that we now have windows in the addition: along with some clapboard on the front and end of the addition: With the windows in, the house is now fairly secure against any weather that might come at us. These windows will eaach have a separate "grille" that snaps… Continue reading Windows and walls
This week, walls have begun to go up in two more spots: the downstairs bathroom/mudroom, and the guestroom closet. This picture shows the beginnings of the bathroom walls, looking from the front door. It's a bit hard to see what the space will look like until the sheetrock is up, but the angle looks nice… Continue reading Walls rising
The bad news is that the ends of those two uncovered beams that were in the pantry ceiling are rotten: They've been that way for a long time, had been reinforced somewhat before the ceiling was put in, and the bathroom/pantry walls were really taking the load for many many years. Now that we've removed… Continue reading Bad news, good news and “Story in a Nutshell”
Now that the roof and walls are finally sealed up against the weather, the guys have been concentrating on the inside changes. Right now, most of these changes involve ripping down and pulling out the walls and other parts that need to come away before new walls are put up. Upstairs, this means cutting away… Continue reading Opening up