The Cross House
This single corner has been overwhelming. And I have never said that about any project on the Cross House.
The work began in October! Eight friggin’ months ago! EIGHT MONTHS! While the work has not been continuous for all those months due to cold weather or rain, it has nonetheless been eight months up in that corner! ARGH!!!!!!!!
However, the results?
As previously mentioned, both the window frames are mostly new. The windows sashes were restored. Most of the shingles are new, and all the new ones had to be hand-cut to size and shape. Soooooooooo not fun! Under the shingles, the wall sheathing was largely replaced. Under that, much of the framing (holding the house up) was replaced. And the fire-damaged big cornice had to be fussed over and then fussed with some more.
I thought I would lose my mind.
Two things proved a salvation:
- Audible books.
- My patented Baby Step™ method.
So, tonight, I request that y’all pour a glass of wine, and toast to The Completion Of The Friggin’ SE Corner!