January 30th-February 1st -- Tarps are Down

Thursday, January 30th

The structural crew finished shoring up both levels, which ended up making a huge difference in the interior looks. They'll be back once we're ready to pour the basement concrete and move toward the column and beam installation.

We also chalked out the floor plan to make sure the current plan for structural columns matches up well with out floor plan. We only had one column that need moved and only 11" at that.

Finally we had our main level glass installed by the folks over at Hutson Glass in Crystal City. We have some additional work on the trim, but they're installed and it feels great.

Friday, January 31 - Paying Bills

Friday was a business day. We paid some of the help from the last week or so and worked in moving toward a footing/structural permit. We hope to have our drawings approved sometime next week so we can begin pouring some concrete and footings. Other than that, we worked on a tax abatement that may or may not happen, and caught up on emails.

Saturday, February 1st - More Digging

We finished one of our two cellar rooms. To do that, we dug out 1' of dirt in the entire room then dug 1' deep footings for the upcoming structural supports. The amount of work and removed dirt has been unbelievable but when we do something we want to do it right. Now that we spend the better part of a week digging, we'll have a barrel aging room with about 6'6" of total headroom in the lowest area. That sure beats 5'6".

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