They really worked hard this past week.
We now have a structure that looks like a house, complete with roof and siding.
This is the side that faces the street. The double windows are in Zip's bedroom and the small window is the bathroom window. Kinda looks like a mobile home with the roofing trailer sitting there in front. The Addition on Wheels!
The mud room/laundry attaches the two sections to each other. We'll be able to back the car up to the door to unload groceries and take them right into the kitchen. I can't wait till I can plant something in that area. Seeing that little area looking so bare makes me want to put in a trellis for a vine and lots of ferns and hostas.
This is the back side of the house. The kitchen is to the left and is the width of the main house.
You may ask why we put our entry door and porch on the side away from the street.
The large open space under the porch roof is where my French doors will be. I've always wanted French doors somewhere in my house but in the old part of the house there was nowhere that they would fit in. In the new part, they are perfect.
And when Zip is sitting on the porch and I am sitting inside looking out (while weaving, etc.!) I want to be able to gaze on this instead of the neighbors across the street.
We had the guys put siding on the kitchen area so we don't ever have to scrape and paint the wooden siding again. They made nice new doors to replace the old uninsulated wooden ones.
The scaffolding they use is amazing. Just two tall aluminum posts. You can see the bottom of one end in the above picture. Between the posts there are two levels of narrow aluminum stages that they walk on and put their supplies on.
These two little antennas at either end. Nailed to the roof. In this case these are not even nailed to the new roof. They are nailed down at the other end only where they are still working on the old roof. It looks scary to me!
No kitty pictures this time. They spend a lot of the day under furniture trying to avoid the blasting of the nail guns and the whine of the saws.
Reggie is the only one who seems interested in watching while they work. He wants in the new area in the worst way. He goes from the nearest window to the door, tries the doorknob and ruminates about ways to get out there. Once the French doors are in place, I will be able to let them explore under supervision.
They know the instant the guys take their breaks or go to lunch or leave for the day. They everyone comes out and goes to the windows to view the progress. They are much less intimidated than we expected.
Guess I better get out there and start supervising the work. Ha-ha!