I'm pretty pleased with how much light these future rooms get, despite the fact that they are north facing.
Please take a moment to appreciate the huge changes to the plumbing!
The electricians came last week. They robbed me of my Pollyanna attitude. I walked into the house after a long day and I can't begin to describe how much of a mess they made, but let me try:
- There was dust all over the floor, furniture, and even DOG.
- Attic insulation was everywhere, and let me just announce that it is the house's original insulation, meaning it is loaded with asbestos. Willow was licking up a few particles when I walked in the door.
- There was plaster on all surfaces of the house, including INSIDE of our bed and on the dining room table.
- Black hand prints were all over the walls.
- Holes appeared in our walls. This was to be expected, and not too surprising.
- The floor was peppered with screws and wires.
- We had no lights in the kitchen or dining room, some of the wires are still cut in a few of our bedroom outlets, and only one of our basement lights is currently in commission (making the photos in this post a little more challenging).
- To sum it all up, it was a terrible ending to my day, and a nightmare to anyone with a busy toddler. We had to leave the house.
- Then I cried.
- Then I drank wine.
- Then I bought myself a pair of shoes.
|Note the finger prints on the white trim.|
Anyway, you get the point. In addition to new wiring, new plumbing was installed. I've been told it will be more efficient. The gas line was re-routed to accommodate the layout of the new mechanical room. This caused the pilot light to burn out, which we did not realize until I was in the shower the following day.
Finally, the electrician also accidentally cut our phone line, which doesn't serve much use for a telephone, but does provide us with an internet connection.
In conclusion, it's been a rough week. However, seeing all the progress over the last few days has almost made it worth the turmoil.
The bathroom is ready to go! Almost.
Here is a view of the bathroom from inside the future storage closet. Plumbing for the toilet is on the left, and the walk-in shower will be on the right. We won't have this view much longer.
Once framing is complete, the electricians will come again to wire the downstairs, finish their work upstairs - including the addition of an outdoor light - and get an official inspection for their work. This should end their portion of the project (good riddance, and please never come back).