We have stairs! Well, the beginning of stairs. Now we don’t have to use a ladder to get from floor to floor — much easier.
We also now have concrete floors poured in the basements of both buildings. The basement of 206 used to have a dirt floor, now it will be usable space for storage. The basement of 204 will be the future YIKES conference room, kitchen and a bathroom.
Luckily Greensaw loves the old walls as much as we do, and they proposed the idea of “windows to history.” They will frame out a rectangle in the new walls exposing the old wall which they will preserve with a sealant. There will be 4 of these history windows throughout the buildings. I love that we’ll have these reminders of how the buildings looked when we saw them for the first time. They were a mess, but I still found a lot of the decay to be beautiful.
The framers are out in full force, building back up ripped out walls and floors with lightning-fast speed. I swear, this morning I was visiting the buildings, wandered away for a few minutes from a floor-less section and then came back to see it half framed out. Amazing!