Back for another catch-up post! This one goes through several months and gets us pretty close to current status.
|Taking down the roof and getting the new knee wall in place
|Even though the front roof was well supported, we collectively held our breath during this part
|Getting the new third floor into place
|Back wall and roof framing going up
|Starting to look like living space
|Hey, there's a dormer
|Not weathertight but getting closer here
|Toggling back to the inside - for awhile, we had a small ladder from the first floor to the second. Not too bad, although Bella had to sleep in the living room. Climbing ladders is not her thing!
|Then the guys opened up the first floor to create the full three story stairwell. And this happened:
|Yep, for a few days, we had ladders spanning from the basement to the second floor. No wine in the evenings when this climb awaited!
|Fortunately, they built the permanent platforms and temporary stairs pretty quickly. Still not OSHA approved but much better
|Moving back to the outside - installing the new windows, with siding and trim already on
|Brian took a couple days off and tackled the screen porch. It was supported by hollow - and now rotting - 6x6 wood columns so he pulled the screens and the columns out and replaced them
|New 4x6 pressure treated posts in place - screens will be reinstalled next spring
|Also worked on some plumbing - running new Pex lines (this panel is now full) and installing a new water heater in the basement utility closet
|Painting in progress
|And from the front
|Now that's a house!