Well, it’s been a bit of a struggle but things are finally progressing on the attic. When they removed the old subfloor and the electricians came in, it was discovered that a lot of the knob and tube wiring was bare. Add to that that much of it was actually just strung THROUGH the blown in insulation and this place could have been a fire just waiting to happen. All it would have taken was for some of that insulation to get wet and hit those bare wires and anything could have happened.
It took a bit of time for them to re-do that electrical, which involved us being without any stair lights on either staircase for about five weeks. This would not be a HUGE deal except for the fact that when I have to go downstairs with the baby at 4:00 am, I had to be extra careful navigating the steps.
Once done, the carpenters were then able to come in and frame out the attic. It’s hard to see the layout in photos, but I’m including several just to show the progress. The framing is done and now the electrician is back to install the wiring throughout. We had quite a battle with the electrical contractor because they were sending the electrician out about once a week for a few hours. What we needed was a full week of his undivided attention. It took a few calls from Jessica and a couple from me (including a face to face meeting with the owner here at the house) to get it through to them that they were holding up the project. At this point, we are now guaranteed that the electrician will be here every day until his task is complete. Then it’s drywall and finishes. All in all, about another five to six weeks and the attic will be completed.
It’s been a challenge, but we’re getting through it and when we’re done, we will have 11 bedrooms total in the house. Plenty of room for the kids we have to have a nice, stable environment in which to grow up along with room to take in a few more! So if you haven’t visited our GoFundMe Campaign yet, feel free to click on the link to the right. Truly, every contribution helps. And if you can’t contribute financially, sharing our story with others doesn’t cost a cent! 🙂