Someone noticed the stairs in one of the pictures yesterday. The stairs go up to the top floor of the Mooreland House tower. We guess it’s considered the fourth floor. Here are some pictures. It still gets a little wet when it rains since we haven’t repaired the tower roof yet.
We had to clean up the attic so we could find out where we were. There is a bigger pile of debris on the ground now but that will be easier to get to. We moved so much stuff out we can hear it echo now.
We finally got the scaffolding down and cleaned up a bit around the back side of the dormer. It gives you a good idea of how much brick work we had to do on the wall. For perspective, it’s about 15 feet from floor to the peak. It looks almost like it did when it was built in 1891.
It was a cool rainy day today. We took the opportunity to get some discovery work done for the Kitchen Porch project. It really isn’t as bad as we thought. We think it will work out to just put a few areas of shoring in below the floor. The pictures are of the hole in the kitchen ceiling that makes a convenient access and a couple of the attic area that goes over the porch.
We were able to fix two of the places that we lost a few slates. Frank was really out of practice and it took a little bit to get back into the groove. Don’t worry. We didn’t get any pictures of it but Frank always wears a safety harness working on this part of the roof.
We are almost catching up to real time in our videos. We were working in pretty cold weather and it is almost time to shut down for the winter. As you can see in the video, the davit hoist worked just like we hoped. Hope you enjoy Kerry’s creation and if you do, you can always tell your friends about us.
Drumroll please… the next project is storm cleanup. We lost a huge part of one of the Osage Orange trees in the front yard. Thankfully it didn’t hit anything. We lost a few windows and a few slates off the roof. It must have been a very strong wind. Funny that we spent all this time trying to figure out what to do next and then it just falls in our lap.