Wednesday, January 4, 2017

First door in; remaining windows/doors tomorrow. Rewiring begins Saturday. Shares needed.

Photo copyright Aji, 2017; all rights reserved.

Yes, that's the man himself, stashing wood lath beneath the deck preparatory to more plowing; they're going to need to trench along the north side of the house before the weekend.

That's also our first door: the upstairs one that leads out onto the [not-as-yet-existent] deck from the top of the stairwell. [Yes, that big opening to the right will also be doors, but directly off our bedroom, so, you know, anyone else will need a way to the deck that doesn't go through there.]

The guys got a huge amount done today. There are still some smaller windows to set, but tomorrow, Jason comes back and he and the crew will get the big windows and the remaining doors in. And then, it will be a whole lot warmer yet inside for the interior work they'll need to do — including the wiring overhaul that has to happen starting this weekend. yes, they have to rip all of it out and redo it. I had nightmares last night about fires thanks to all of this. All of this, of course, is "weather permitting": A winter storm warning is already in effect as of midnight tonight, and it's supposed to be a whopper to last into the weekend.

Anyway. It's a setback, and an expensive one, but at least there's progress on it now. We're blessed to be able to cope with it at the moment. Still, that's a big chunk (now up to nearly $5K) that was allocated elsewhere, so we'll still need shares:

  • Shares of our YouCaring page via the widgets provided, especially the widget code, which has once again been moved back to the purple box at the lower right-hand side of the page, that produces the image shown just above:
  • Shares of Wings's site; sales also fund the construction (indeed, they are the baseline for it). Testimonials help.
  • I've added Lowes gift cards to our Amazon wishlist. For folks who'd rather give gift cards than cash, this is far and away the best way to support construction. We're going to have to sink a small fortune into them for fixtures, appliances, flooring, etc., and at the moment, we can actually use the gift cards better than cash.
Thank you to everyone who has gotten us this far in the year just past; for the new year, we have a long way to go, but they're making fast progress. There'll be a lot more work getting done (and undone and redone) at the end of the week and into next week, but at least we won't have to worry about the wiring melting down inside the walls and sending the whole place up like a bonfire. I mean, that was the very reason we started this whole process in the first place.

But first, I want to direct your attention here (or, for folks at the GOS, here). Lin's spirit is on its journey to where the water meets the light, but Laura will still need our help for a while. Please T/R/share/donate to her fund if you can. Especially that last. It's needed.

Thanks, everyone.

All content, including photos and text, are copyright Aji, 2017; all rights reserved. Nothing herein may used or reproduced in any form without the express written permission of the owner.

No comments :

Post a Comment