Lady Carpenter Extraordinaire, B, was here today lending her professional expertise in getting the wall up in the living room that will close off the stairway going up to Papa Pea's office. It was a little tricky because 1) getting anything squared up and level in this place is challenging to say the least, and 2) the new wall will have a pocket door in it.
This is the temporary stairway we've been living with before work started.
Here's as far as we got today.
After lunch I was told my services were no longer needed (waaah!) and to go find something else productive to do.
Well. I knew where to go. To the kindling bin! Prior to today, I'd put in one long session and one short session in an effort to get it filled up for the heating season.
Here's the picture I posted last week . . .
. . . and here's what it looked like when I staggered back into the house late this afternoon.
I did misjudge how many bundles of cut-to-length slabs I'd need to completely fill the bin. I could have used two, maybe three, more to legitimately call it filled to the brim.
But I split all I had and even though it is a scant bit short, I'm pretty sure it will last us through this heating season with no problem. I think.
More work in the living room scheduled for tomorrow. It sure does help keep the enthusiasm going when one can actually see progress rather than the seemingly endless work on all the necessary stuff that doesn't show. Maybe we'll get to the new stairway tomorrow?
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