Friday, November 27, 2009

All in a day's work

Well, we're back in the attic again.

Hey, what's that there, in the hole in the wall?

Oh! It's just Jeremy. =)

He was doing some preliminary work for this cool window we're putting in.

The hole is cut...

framing goes up...

and the window is in!

Right now on the other side of that window it's just the attic above the kitchen. If you shine a light in there all you can see is the remnants of the old flat roof that was built over, some lead paint chips (will we never be rid of them!?), and insulation. In time (years? hopefully not, but who knows) we'll bring the kitchen roof up so it's peaked and we'll be able to look down into the kitchen from the upstairs study. We're hoping this will help spread light around the house more.

But for now it's just a window in the dark attic - which is kind of creepy.

After finishing that we looked at some other things and totally changed our plans for one particular detail. We're very excited about it and I'm sure I'll be breaking the secret soon.

But first, back to framing. Jeremy got started on the last wall of the closet which will also have a bunch of light switches in it.

We are going to have a really sweet closet. I can hardly wait!

Last but not least, just in time for our Open House last Friday, we finished our pathway! We are quite proud of it.

(That's an escaped Speckled Sussex enjoying the pathway too.)


Karin McAdams said...

magnificent pathway!

the window is fascinating our friend Boda, who follows your blog religiously, was bemused by it. it reminds me of our window downstairs that looks from the top bunk bed onto the underside of the deck - just the thing to freak out kids. I put a picture over it.

Jessica said...

That is one fancy walkway McAdams! Nicely done.

Aimee said...

Well, I'd like to say I built it myself, but I mostly just watched. =)