For the last two days our house has looked like this:
Don’t worry. We aren’t going to leave it like that! This front wall had foam insulation and new sheathing applied to the outside (because the front door position precludes thickening the wall inward). Our workers ran out of time to cut the holes and set the windows. They’ll be back during the weekend. We think.
Until then, we suspect all our neighbors are driving by and staring at our new window-less facade in abject horror. We don’t know for sure, because we have no windows to stare back at them through.
Front wall aside, the remodeling updates are going pretty well. Our shed was framed in just two days and now awaits shingles on the roof, cedar shake on the walls, trim, and a door . Our framer friend was pretty proud of his work on the shed, telling us that we were going to create massive shed envy on our block, and that it was “a work of art.” I have to agree with him. It’s cuter than our house already. Then again, our house has OSB for windows.
Robin is excited about moving boxes into the tool shed, but I’m keen on filling it with tools. It will have room for the tiller and mower on one side, a workbench on the other, and shelving units in the rest of the space. I’m finally going to have a place to store hand tools, sharpening tools, motor oil, gas tanks, fencing equipment, irrigation equipment and all those other things that normal people don’t store in their living rooms.