Yes, you read that correctly. We have clean, clear H20 flowing at Matilda.
Of course, there are no pipes for said water to run through, but those are just pesky details.
It turns out the water company never cut service, so when our contractor got a new meter installed, water started flowing — straight in to the basement. I’ve never been so happy to see water marks.
In other news, today was the day to decide on things like header heights on the stairs. Yup, header heights. I went with taller is better since Karl is 6’3″. It appears that we have the chance to correctively frame a few problem areas so that Karl doesn’t hit his head. Seems like a winning plan.
Also, we need to choose between swinging doors and pocket doors in the first floor powder room and closet. Plans call for pocket, but the contractor is recommending swinging. I’m still voting for pocket, though.
Discuss amongst yourselves. Any avid pocket or swinging door readers out there.
In the meantime, here are this week’s status update photos. Enjoy!
This first image is shooting through the floorboards, from the kitchen up in to what was once the second floor bathroom. One of three.
Looking from the dining room into the kitchen. There used to be a wall interrupting the view.
View up the stairs from the living room. There used to be a wall there, too.
Stacy Cowley’s bedroom! And look, they found the brick chimney! (We’ll be keeping that exposed. I’m a champ a brick refinishing.)
You can see from one side of the house through to the other. This is standing in the front of the house, in the second floor guest room, looking into what will be the master bath/bed.
Looking down the stairs at the remains of the day (of construction).
A view from Stacy Cowley’s room into the Christina Morracho/Shannon Brown wing.
Me, in the walls.