- Attic must be insulated... (See shot above)
- Garage-to-rec-room transformation
- Replace water heater
- Replace gas-fired furnace
- Reinforce deck
- Remove wheelchair ramp
- Completely rebuild the major bath
- Build back landing
- Paint the house
Toss into the mix a couple of blizzards (not the DQ kind), and things have been going nuts here.
Let us take the issues in order with the first being the only one for today's discussion... (Again refer to the photograph above...) That's 60' of back-breaking hard love. To start, I/we had to empty the attic (I had to hook up a pulley and used a cargo net to lower the big boys.) Once the space was empty, that 15" wide catwalk was installed by yours truly. The plan is to have the pros blow in the insulation to bring it up to an R40 insulation factor. (Right now it's at an R9...) But beyond that, we want to keep the catwalk semi-open using battens of insulation that can be tossed aside when access to the ends of the house are needed -- we need a removable insulating trench. After that miracle is accomplished, we get to paw through all the stuff we dragged down from the attic, toss out the jetsam, and then put the house back together again.
And when all that is done, there's only eight more to go...
Thinking about renting by the feeders...
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