Mixed progress this week.
204 N. Bayview
The mystery of why some portions of the house remained bare of siding is solved. As these photos indicate, obviously another type of covering, perhaps stucco, is planned for them.
This photo taken through the living room window shows that interior progress is mostly invisible (plumbing and wiring).
308 N. Bayview
The profile of the house approached from the south has changed dramatically.
My husband happened to be running by when workers were cutting to length the enormous 8″ ×8″ beams that frame the front porch. When he returned, they were trying to figure out how to raise them into place (he offered to do it for them, but they declined). They found the Bobcat (seen in the photo above) would not raise them high enough; ultimately they had to use the forklift from the lumber company.
As can be imagined, the long beam across the front would be very unwieldy. My husband learned that the original cottage that forms the core of the house is 110 years old, so it was probably built with equally massive timbers.
351 N. Summit
112 N. Summit
No discernible changes outside. The interior still smells of fresh paint (perhaps a second coat?), and switch plates and outlet covers have been installed in many rooms.
111 Magnolia Avenue
Work on the second story continues. Ceiling joists have been added to many sections. No photo today, so you’ll just have to imagine it!