Under pressure

Have no fear – although we’ve not posted anything in the past couple of weeks, we’re still alive and kicking.  Renovations have been running at a feverish pace now that the foundation and roof repairs are complete.  All spring we’ve been waiting for the floors to be leveled before continuing with the repair scope.

In the past two-and-a-half weeks, we’ve patched the hole in the second floor where the old chimney extended through the house.  We’ve restructured the attic floor for an eventual bonus room.  Added roof ventilation on the sloped ceilings.  Framed the partitions for the bedrooms and bathroom.  Re-wired the second floor electrical circuits.  Insulated the second floor roof and walls.  Framed the floor of the kitchen addition.   Opened up the floor and built the stairs to the basement and hung the drywall in the bedrooms.

That, with an extensive cleanup outside and maintaining the vegetable garden made for an exhausting couple of weeks.  But the rush is not without reason.  My family is visiting next week and we need more than a single room to house seven visitors.  But it’s good – the deadline has advanced the renovations further than we would have done otherwise.

And that’s where it sits right now.  We’re enjoying a much needed break this week with family as my brother is getting married this weekend.  From there, we all convoy back to Pleasant Valley to spend some time together and we get to share a part of our adventure with them.

And perhaps some of the chores, too.

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