|Photo by MirrorSlap Photography|
The contractor's crew has been hard at work all week, and things are looking much different already. Remember Grandfather's room?
The plaster and wainscoting came down,
and now it looks like this:
And remember that nice little closet?
it turned out to be a prime example of the wood shaving method of insulation!
We've all been wondering about the poor soul whose job it was to make all those shavings. Evidently the entire house was insulated this way when it was built in 1885. At the time, it was probably as good as anything available. No doubt the shavings have settled a lot over the last hundred years or so, but it must have been quite a job to pack them in there.
They're not in there anymore.
We met with the electrician this morning. He's not the same one who started the re-wiring process four years ago, so we went over what had been done and what still needs to be completed while the walls are open and easily accessible for pulling wires. He'll get busy next week.
In the meantime, there's lots of cleanup to do.
So, next week it's wiring and insulation. Stay tuned!