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Things slowed down this week a little bit as a nasty cold swept through the crew.  As you can see, the framing for the dormer is getting close to done, and the back wall of the house has been disassembled to prepare for the insertion of the door and the stairwell.  Our contractor has had some concerns about the structural integrity of that wall as more than half of it was removed.

There was also another treasure, an old mayonnaise jar lid that was trapped in a basement wall.  I don’t know how to date it, but very faint marker says 39 cents on the lid.  When was the last time a jar of mayonnaise was 39 cents?

There is also a huge pile of bricks laying around that are just going to be thrown away.  The red bricks aren’t fire hardened, and they are already disintegrating beyond the point of usefulness, so there is no hope for them.  The exterior brick, however, is mixed into the pile and this weekend I am going on a rescue mission to move them out of the pile so they don’t end up in the landfill.  I have hopes to use them in some sort of landscaping capacity after the project is done.

House Remodel Week 7
Wide view of the house with the dormer roof almost framed
Wide view of the house with the dormer roof almost framed
Font profile of the house with the dormer shown
Font profile of the house with the dormer shown
An old mayonnaise lid they found in a basement wall
An old mayonnaise lid they found in a basement wall
Looking up at the bay window and dormer
Looking up at the bay window and dormer
Excavated area showing hole for egress window and closing in the old basement door
Excavated area showing hole for egress window and closing in the old basement door
Back of house with lots of brick removed
Back of house with lots of brick removed
Brick graveyard
Brick graveyard
Side view of dormer and bay window
Side view of dormer and bay window
Interior of playroom
Interior of playroom
Playroom ceiling, looking back from bay window
Playroom ceiling, looking back from bay window
Inside of house, boards covering huge hole in the wall
Inside of house, boards covering huge hole in the wall
Detail of brick removal
Detail of brick removal
Zoomed in detail of brick removal
Zoomed in detail of brick removal
Detail of brick removal, south side cut
Detail of brick removal, south side cut


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