Thursday, 27 January 2011

Tenants' bathtubs are in; windows are bricked; construction begins on the fireplace

We've been getting hammered by snowstorm after snowstorm here, which makes it really hard to do any of the remaining outdoor work...and I hear that we're in for another set of flurries next week too.  It's torture waiting for weather that's warm and clear enough to put in the headhouse windows.  Look how much snow is piled up on the roof.

The tenants' bathtubs have been installed, and some of the framing around them put in.  I absolutely love how those bathrooms are turning out.  They feel really spacious for basic bathrooms and the tubs are wonderfully deep.

The plumbers have also run the rough plumbing for the tenants' toilets, sinks and their washers and dryers.  Lookin' good!

Our wonderful mason has been putting in brutally long days for the past week and a half, bricking in the dozen or so windows.  He's done now, except for a little part of one window. (The HVAC guys have been crawling through that space to install pipes in the back corner of the building.)  Here's what it looks like.  I'm so impressed with the way he angled the bricks to fill in the arch.  It's too bad it's going to be covered up with insulation and drywall.

Today he starts to build our fireplace!  I took a few "before" pictures, with all the bricks laid out for the firebox.

I'll keep you posted as it shapes up.

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