In the meantime, interior work progressed slowly. The drywall hangers were done on Monday, then the tapers and mudders started Tuesday...then stopped until Thursday...then didn't do much on Friday. That being said, the drywall looks great; one more coat of mud in most rooms, then the sanding, then they'll be done - hopefully on Monday or Tuesday!
A view into the kitchen from the great room.
Does this look safe?
The drywall crew set a ladder on the stairs, leaned it onto the high wall in the connector hallway, then made a place to stand by putting a piece of scaffolding through one of the rungs. Perhaps I'll have to employ this same method to stain the windows and paint the ceiling & walls!
It's always nice to get Leo's approval on the progress. Here he is, exploring the perimeter of the master bedroom.
One Step Closer to Heat
Big progress was made this week toward the installation of our new heat pump. The equipment arrived on Monday, then the necessary copper piping was run through the space, and the electrical was provided. They also installed a water tank which will harvest excess heat exhausted by the heat pump then send the hot water through a series of pipes to the hot water heater. Pretty spiffy! (Again, Inspector Cat gave his approval.)
All of the heat pump equipment is now housed in its own room in the new basement. Drywall has since been installed here, too.
No Going BackThe old furnace was placed on our driveway on Friday - which means we really can't use it any more. Before we take it to the metal scrapyard, Scott wants to take it apart and save the "interesting" pieces. I have penned a letter to the producers of the Hoarders television show . . . I think they need to do a barn-full-of-lumber-and-stuff episode!
Sunshine Returned on SaturdayWith clear blue skies and warm sunshine on their side, the painting crew arrived Saturday morning. They have worked off and on over the past two weeks, scraping and priming the older parts of the house, and painting the soffits. They started spraying the body of the house at about ten this morning, and are going over parts of it with a brush. So far, it looks fantastic!
Grant Street Revisited - AgainWe used Sea Salt in our kitchen and the 2nd floor bathroom at our old house. Hope Kevin and Sara don't mind sharing another piece of Grant Street style with us!