Tuesday, 17 September 2013

New Photos Coming Soon!

We've been getting quite impatient, waiting for our contractor to complete the foundation repairs. Now it's finally happening! His team is installing new beams underneath the Little Blue House, and using jacks to bring the wee house to a level position. I hope the leaded glass windows do not break during this process - I am trying not to worry - as most of them could not be removed (they are jammed closed due to the crookedness of the place).

Then he will put in some new floor joists in the original bedroom, along with a new subfloor there. In addition, the lower portion of the outer wall will be repaired, where the wall was rotten before...

I haven't seen this part of the work yet, and it's going on now! I will post photos as soon as I can.

Monday, 9 September 2013

Drainage Work is Complete!

It isn't glamorous, but the drainage work has been finished at the Little Blue House. That does not mean that the project is close to being completed, but it does make me feel a bit better. They put in "Big O" and gravel around the perimeter of the house, and they buried it along the rear, where the addition is. The sides and front remain open, awaiting the next phase.

I am a little impatient, as I wish to see the house closed up. We are worried about critters getting into the LBH (not that they couldn't get in before) because the bedroom is still an area where they might crawl in... I still haven't seen any mice in the house, but my husband swears he heard something in the interior kitchen wall. AAAAAAACKKKKK!

Progress! 31 August 2013