Progress little bits at a time. We had all the windows in when Rachel Adam & Hayden came up to help last weekend. Building inspector said we’re good to go!
Besides having a great visit it was wonderful having the extra hands to help/do the grunt work. So, while Mr.Fix~It was at work, we pulled the exterior siding that was now “inside”. It would have been nice to have it all pulled prior to placing the exterior walls but, we knew they would be exposed longer than would be wise.
This is the exterior wall to the family room….the coldest room in the house. Even though there are plenty of heat/air ducts we’ve always needed little electric heaters to not freeze. The computer is in this corner and your fingers would be numb before long so, I was anxious to see what was behind this wall.
Will you look at that! No weather board. Interior drywall insulation & exterior siding is all there was! Look at the coldest corner…it was full of birds nests. The insulation only went up the bottom half. The brown spot in the top of that section is the interior paneling! Darn birds had nearly eaten through the wall.
By the end of the weekend, we had the exterior finished on the front of the house
We have yet to find the window we want for the bathroom but know we have to do something to balance out that big blah spot on the front.
Monday we had the first section of the side covered & needed to stop for yard & garden work.
I’m not at all frustrated with our progress, we’ve been working our rears off with a “gotta do” list that seems to grow every day. I know we’ve made a LOT of progress. I’m looking forward to get to the point where the list of “what’s next” is smaller than what’s been done. But that will be a while yet I know having only a few hours through the week and Sundays to work at this point. 80+ temps with 80-90% humidity sure doesn't help any!
My Father in Law has been cleaning out the barn & look what he found! A big lot of canning jars. They need a good cleaning and will be put to good use!
There is even an old blue jar. I’ll be saving that one for sure!