Yesterday I stopped by The Ashland House and this is what I saw:
The ceiling over the porch was demolished in order to put in stronger floor joists. We need stronger floor joists because we will be using the second floor as living space. Originally the second floor had a lower pitched ceiling and was an unused attic.
Here is a picture looking up from the front porch:
After I saw the front porch I checked our mailbox and found this mailer:
I thought I was done with this post until I remembered that I forgot to tell you about the Chicago Brick. You may recall we are having it restored because it has been suffocating under multiple layers of paint. It turns out that there are 5 layers of paint. Not only that but there are about 200 bricks that will have to be removed and replaced because their fronts have come off. What should have been a 2 week job is unfolding into a much more involved project. Here are some pics:
That’s all for now.
As always, thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!