It's been hot this week and while we're usually total scrooges with the a/c (and heat) I really would have liked to have cranked up the cool air these past few nights. But there's one little issue we didn't plan for - we've got 4 wide open ducts in the basement so we'd just be dumping our cool air down there and sucking in sawdust filled air in return. You know that one week at the end of July in Maine when sleeping is uncomfortable even with a fan? That's what it's felt like here. We've covered over the open ducts now and just thought we'd throw that little tip out there for anyone else thinking of tearing apart 1/3 of their home this summer. And if you don't know what August in Maine feels like, I highly recommend trying it out this summer. It's amazing. Especially if you're from the South.
Oh and another tip on a completely unrelated note: waaaay over budget for your permits 'cause if you're expecting $400 and they're $1200 you'll be stuck wondering if you're going to have to go without a shower door just so you can actually get that second shower.
And moving on to progress. Days 6 and 7 involved more framing, more plumbing and the beginnings of pocket door kit installation. And this morning, on Day 8 the county inspector stopped by and gave our sewer plumbing a thumbs up. I think there's some concrete mixing and floor repairing going on down there right now.
Here are a few photos from last night. From the corner of the den where we not have framing on the left for the built-ins (not shown) and the hall closet.