Friday, December 30, 2011
This week, Colin started wiring for the new bathroom as well as rewiring what was the kitchen and the living room. Chris also ripped up the old floor so that the plumber (Shawn) can run the pipes. In the photo below, the joists under the plywood run perpendicular to the wall. There appears to have been a staircase at some point (fifty years ago or more). Very curious as to what the layout of this house has been over time.
No sign of any bats in the attic today.
Friday, December 23, 2011
The windows are in, and we can't get over how much light there is upstairs. We know that the light will be different once the walls are up, but in the meantime we are enjoying the light.
The bathroom window is nearly the width of the bathroom, which is kind of crazy. Again, not what we were envisioning at the beginning of our design process, but the large window will create a bright room.
Here is a view of the future master bedroom of the bathroom, hall, and closet.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Yesterday, they prepped the walls for the new windows (you can see the headers). We have the bathroom window already (since we ordered it for Charlotte's room before we realized that we it wasn't an egress window) and the bedroom window is due tomorrow.
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
This morning the guys cut away the floor where the bathroom is going to be. It looks like the floorboards were replaced, maybe for stairs. We often wonder what configurations and additions this house has been through in the past 150 years.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Brian found evidence of munching carpenter ants on the little kitchen window header, which was what we expected. We had heard munching and even witnessed a mass exodus of flying male ants.
Monday, December 12, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Chris, Dennis, and Brian are pretty much finished will all the outside work until spring. Chris put the finishing touches on the new stairs this morning. The new metal roof should be installed soon. Chris put our old stairs off the back of the porch so we can use it this winter. We still need to figure out what we are doing for a patio off the back. We'll tackle landscaping in the spring.