Friday, 19 April 2013

Weeks 19-21

You can tell I’ve slowed down, three weeks in one entry!

The plumber and electrician have done their thing and we are ready to build bathrooms.  We also have a whole new water treatment system and water to our fridge. The doorway for the upstairs washroom was expanded and framed, we even reused the old door and hung it J The old doorway has been framed up ready to drywall and hang a wall sink.
This will be a sink...
Old door in a new frame.


We have started clearing out in the floor joists again, filling the gap with insulation and then laying the subfloor. We needed to make sure that there wasn’t going to be any more plumbing or electrical work before gluing and screwing the plywood down.

In Callum’s bedroom to be, we had to support under the floorboards to the adjoining room and now that is done, the subfloor can be laid in there too.

We took the spare door to James’ old bedroom in Ayr (a French door) and reused it for the laundry room. The old door didn’t have a latch to stay shut from the kitchen side but had catches which held it shut from the laundry room side. That meant the dog could get in there but then trap herself in! Now we have more light coming into the kitchen and a door which stays shut J
Another reused door, now the sun can come into the kitchen J

On the wildlife front, more tracks which I can only assume are coyote, two red squirrels (Nutkin -on the left and Tufty-on the right)who visit daily to clear out the bird feeder and a mouse in the kitchen! Did I mention Steve? He’s our resident male red cardinal, and Mrs Steve(the female red cardinal) who we see every day too. There is an abundance of birds out there now, they kept their presence hidden when we first moved and we were worried there were no animals here at all. We also had a whiff of skunk one day, they can live elsewhere thank you very much!  A slightly disturbing discovery, we found a raccoon skull in the barn A: How did it get there? and  B: Where is the rest of it?


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