A Safe Landing
Since November, I have been on a process of, it’s hard to explain, making the Cross House not so pulled apart. Not so damaged. Not quite so ravaged.
To this end I have repaired termite-damaged flooring in the pantry. Doors that never quite closed or latched now close and latch (fabulous!). A highly damaged wall in the round bedroom (the Worst Wall) has been repaired. The staircase balustrade has largely been reconstructed. All the bits-o-trim in the basement Aladdin’s Cave have been reinstalled in their original locations. A subfloor was installed in the floorless servant’s hall. All the AC ductwork was finally finished. Every room was scoured of stuff just sitting around, and most of the rooms in the house are now deliciously, Zen-like empty. A hot water heater was installed!!!!!!!! Hot water, at last! Missing pieces of the house have been returned. A intensely ruined door was magically restored. And, OMG OMG OMG, the radiator system is up and running!
And now, the stair landings, which for four years have been dangerous to walk across (with missing sections of floor, and temporary patches) are 100% solid and safe and ready for the finished floor.
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