Over much of the past year my energy has gone to projects here at the house or in the mountains. Now, you probably don’t need to hear about the trimming of trees or the gooping of the studio roof but the solution to the bad chimney, now that’s worth sharing, even though all is in disarray and it is obviously not a completed project.
First there was the dismantling of the chimney and fireplace. There were no ugly surprises. We were pleasantly surprised at the construction of this old cottage.
Then there was the removal of wall, of a small side window and the insertion of extra structural support. Removing lath and plaster is a messy process. Dust everywhere, but a hole in the wall for the door.
And the French Door is in! (I found it at the local ReStore for a wonderful price). Today will be for trimwork, floor work, steps and cleaning cleaning cleaning. Despite the plastic barriers, everything is dust coated. I get to redesign the SE corner of my side gardens to provide the privacy lost, but oh, the light in the room is wonderful and the space will be so nice to use.