Inside, we are hoping that the tilers will be able to start work in a day or two, and, at last, we hope to be connected to the gas supply so that the furnace can get going.
Meanwhile at the cottage we've been visited by a delightful red squirrel. At only about six inches long this little creature has bright white eye lining and a confident stare!
And here it is...the furnace and air conditioning unit...it isn't as pretty as the photographs of the windows and the view to the hills...but it looks just great to us. At 95% efficient, it is great for the environment and energy conservation...this photo was taken in the middle of what will be a huge storage area.
Just beyond the furnace, the framing is in place for the walls and doorways that will separate this area from the art gallery beyond. News from Ralph today was that the building inspector gave us the go-ahead and tomorrow the electrical inspection for the external walls in the gallery and cinema room should be taking place...as soon as that is done, we will begin drywalling.
That means that all the repainting of the damaged walls and ceilings upstairs will also begin! Hurray! Our amazing designer/builder reckons we have lost about a month in this process of identifying and rectifying the "ghosting" problems...but...we are moving forward again. So grateful.
These are the fabulous siding guys, well...two of them...they are the same men who were on our rooftop, Sunday, December 23rd, making certain we had all of our shingles in place before inches of snow fell on Christmas Eve...they work ethic and pride in how they do, what they do, is really something to see.
The snows are melting and as the earth is revealed...our thoughts are simultaneously turning to the garden design...lots of places for meditation, reflection and beauty...