Rowe - Where the air is clean, it's so quiet at night in the winter your ears hurt from listening so intently. The nights are completely dark except for the stars - millions of them. The smells are of nature, earthy, warm. The winters may be longer, the snow deeper, the house much colder but the trade is exhaust, the sound of cars, planes landing over your house and so much light pollution that you only see the major stars. I'll take Rowe any day and some day I will be there for good.
This will be a long blog this week because of the amount of
work that was done and the pictures not being anywhere
near a computer. Above is the room gutted and cleaned.
The chimney revealed an old stove pipe that had been
patched up and covered.
This is a HUGE critter nest of some kind - what you are looking at
is corn cobs. We're thinking they have to be pre 1920.
New materials being delivered. Bill really liked them loading
everything into the room. (Thanks Russ)
Bill demolishing a wall after talking with me on the phone -
so all of the walls finally came down.
Mike came over to give the guys a hand with the ceiling.
Paul drywalling the ceiling (there will even be lights on the
ceiling with switches!). We're coming out of the Dark Ages.
Starting the walls.
The window is out - and Paul is KP-ing the area.
After a few attempts they finally get the window
in the way they want it.
The next three shots all the drywall is up. Russ is building a raised panel section to put over the mantel, should look good - he does nice work.
My friend Dawn told me to make sure the workers marked everything as they were putting it back together for the next demo crew - they thought putting their empties in the wall would be appropriate. Bill made sure it was a Summer Ale so they would know what season it was.