Tom took me on a tour of This Old House to show me what had gone on during my absence, top to bottom.
Unbeknownst to me there was a new bathroom behind my bedroom on the
top floor. We are not talking "replacement" bathroom, but one that was
built from scratch, within the Stephen King attic.
It is not
extravagant, nor palatial, but it is absolutely wonderful
have to limit my liquids in the wintertime! Do you know what it's like
to wear socks to bed? Be under the covers when it is 20 degrees outside and
probably 20 degrees below in the un-insulated attic area, and have to
"go," and know that frigid air greets you as you slip and slide on
the finished staircase heading down to the 2nd floor...using the braile
method feeling for a light? You get the picture…
Not much going on in the kitchen area, but a LOT of electrical stuff
happening. In my next life I am coming back as an electrician. Very
calm—they "see the light" ( yuk yuk), get it done and move on. They
are very precise as to where the outlets go, where the intercom should
be for the bell. (Wait, what intercom?) P.S.…great guys!
All of the old chandeliers (we're not talking Versailles)
are down. It's hard to find an old light in its place that works. The
wires down the cellar look like the threads of a loom for a great
tapestry—talk about connecting the dots…it is scary to look at!
Liz's showcase—she really has a beautiful space—is very open…like
she (ahem). And the doors
to her new deck are just perfect! It will
be such a fun area for Liz to entertain her friends, family and all of
her neices and nephews. Very cool—a bit of an oasis in an
Down to the cellar: I knew that a lot went on with Richard "T"
and the gang and Liz during the filming of the replacment heaters,
etc. Even the neighbors were in awe of seeing the boilers coming out,
the oil being replaced, etc. BUT, wait a minute…Are you kidding
me?? Those TANKS that we had for years are now replaced with 1/3 sized
versions of energy efficient, space-saving modern versions
of what saw
us through for so many years.
A lot can happen in a short time. Stay