Today, the guys finished cutting the holes in the wall for the windows and door.
The header over the old window and door needed to be notched into a few inches, as the old window was low, sitting on the kitchen counter (and thus in a prime location for rotting out from any splash from the sink), and the old door was low enough that Ken had to duck ever so slightly as he walked out into the back yard.
In this shot, you see Maurice on our ladder, cutting the header from the outside. The big kitchen window hole is already boarded over, and much of the view on the left is blocked by the back of the fridge. Yeah. I'm the Queen of Framing The Shot. But you get what you get. And you can also see all the wires just dangling down on the right. That's where the new window is going to go.
Here's the view from the outside, once they were nearly done.
Every once in a while, I get all anxious, and want to say "Stop! Don't do any more work! Can't we go back the way it was?"
Yeah. Wouldn't the neighbours be thrilled with this view?
Also completed today was the cement board coverage of the kitchen floor.
The windows should arrive tomorrow!