As I type this entry, I am listening to a thunderstorm complete with plenty of lightening and (wow!) rain. It has been over 35 days since Omaha has had measurable rain. We were planning on staining the remaining ceiling cladding but it will have to wait another day. In the meantime, I'll fill you in on what the framing crew accomplished on this 99-degree Tuesday:
The crew concentrated today's work on the connecting link between the new bedroom addition and the existing house's second floor.
This is the landing at the top of the stairs that links the old and new. It will be open on the west (right above) with a railing so that you can throw stuff at unsuspecting visitors when they come through the new east facing door.
Scott was brave and walked onto the platform where the laundry closet will be.
Meanwhile, inside the existing house, the breakfast nook is gone! In order to build the hallway, floor joists and a large support beam were integrated. The 2x4s in the foreground are temporary supports that will be removed when the walls are taken down; then, new support posts will help hold up that big beam. The weird part is that the nook, powder room and hallway are now blocked off with Tyvek. It's going to be problematic when I get up in the middle of the night and walk face-first into that wall of paper. Better remember my flashlight!
The dumpster that arrived on June 26th is just about full. I guess this means the project is progressing at a good pace!