|Steel coming off truck...|
|Second strong unnamed steel guy and another one of our crew members sporting his Giant's gear!|
|Big bold steel beam now laying on the floor of the kitchen-new ready to be prepped to hold the roof up. All the vertical posts that you can see are temporary. These will come down as soon as the steel is installed.|
And so, while the steel beam took up a few days residence on the kitchen-new floor - other things got taken care of. The window was removed and the fill-in construction to the wall began. Eventually, we will never be able to tell that a window was there at all...
|The diagonal beam is also helping to support the ceiling/roof|
A big piece of the back exterior wall got taken down. There was a chimney like structure here that housed a now-obsolete heating chase. It became obsolete when we replaced the forced air heating system to radiant heat during Phase I. We were THRILLED when we found out that this could do, cause now our new 88" window can be centered over the kitchen counter. A historical rumor was also put to rest. We had heard that the house had originally been painted gray. And, indeed, once some of the original wood siding was uncovered, you can see where it really was gray.