And Then I Wrote This Post

And Then I Wrote This Post

Morning dawned demolishment.

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Reid (unseen) smashing a sledge at the rotted siding from the inside.

Midmorning, and all the siding is gone; starting from the northwest corner, the rotted studs are replaced and the new kitchen window is roughed in.

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The unconventional framing below the window allowed us to not tamper with the existing electrical wiring and plumbing — saving $$.

Late morning, and the first of a pair of windows is roughed in — we decided to move over the old kitchen window next to its mate.

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Proceeding down the wall, the second window (of the pair) is roughed in and the remaining studs replaced up to the junction with the porch.

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After lunch, we move outside and start re-siding the new frame.

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The boarding boards creep up over the window openings — they’ll be cut away later.

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It was during this time that I managed to short out the camper outlet. Twice. So we’re running bare necessities (laptops, coffee maker) off of an extension cord tonight. Electrician coming tomorrow.

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Quitting time:

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The renewed kitchen from the inside:

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There’s lots more I’ve missed telling about from the past few days, but this is about what I can manage tonight. Stay tuned!

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Good night!

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