We're picking up exactly where we left off in the last post, which was on Friday, December 15th with me leaving the kitchen faucet running all night hoping to stave off another round of frozen pipes. Since Roxie was recovering from anesthesia I didn't want her navigating the stairs so we slept in the dog hospital again (i.e. the living room, on the couch). I got up to check the water situation in the middle of the night and it was ... okay. Later in the night I heard it slow down and then stop entirely. I've lost track - is this the fourth episode of zero water? Fifth? Spoiler alert - it's not going to be the last. But Saturday dawned bright and sparklingly clear so here is a series of photos showing our current construction status, minus Jason under my house with a space heater thawing the frozen pipe at the pressure tank (thank you, thank you). I didn't get a picture of that.
First, 10:15 from the guest room window.
Then in my art studio/paint office, at the top of the future stairs. Lots of window action here.
Looking north, lots more windows. Most of them are just about at ceiling height and are for letting light in rather than examining the view out.
Here's where the new wall meets old building, and the reason why I lost my bathroom skylight.
If you look close you can see the layer of original shingled roof under the metal. Although it is at times okay to install a metal roof right over shingles (Google says so, it must be true), this was really not one of those times. This was a crap-ass job. Bryan told me later that when they peeled the metal back all the nails pulled out and went flying everywhere. And the old shingles are crumbling right off. Super.
Here's the current view from the south east corner of my new bedroom looking toward the new bathroom.
And this is the view from the corner of the new bathroom looking back toward my bedroom and library hallway.