I will admit to something.
But, I will only admit if you promise not to tell anybody.
So, you know how much I love clean windows, and advocate for them.
But…[Ross cringes]…I have never cleaned a single window in the carriage house since buying the property in 2014.
I know! GASP!
Oh! The horror! The horror!
But, sigh, tragically true.
The poor carriage house has been, somewhat, abandoned since 2014 yet, with Cody scheduled to move in by November 1st, the mothballs have been gathered up and disposed of, the interior vacuumed, and…
During the next month, the basement of the carriage house will undergo an astonishing transformation. It is now dark, moldy, smelly, laced with wires snaking all over, and having insane HVAC ductwork running up down and all around. There is even a studio apartment in the SW corner, as grim a place as ever existed. There is profoundly inadequate lighting, boarded-over windows (oh, the horror), and a rusty hot-water heater.
In short, the basement is 100% the opposite of How Ross Does Things.
Again, you promised not to tell anybody!
During the ensuing weeks, and at terrifying expense, Modern Air will redo the entire HVAC components in the basement. One rusting hot-water heater will be discarded. The other will be, hopefully, returned to service. ALL the wiring (spaghetti-like currently. EEK!) will be replaced with new, neat-as-a-pin wires, new LED lighting will be installed, the scary you-know-Norman-Bates-lived-here studio apartment will be demolished, and a ventilation system will be installed. Oh, and all the windows will be cleaned, and closed-up windows unclosed.
In short, the basement will be better than it has been in likely a century.
And, when it is done?
You can tell everybody.
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