The serious work is well under way. As the house has only one bedroom we needed to create another, or at least a place for Skye to sleep ad have her own space. Luckily the ceilings are fairly high so we decided to make a mezzanine level above the living area. Here we are putting up the first steel beams:
The support beams were up and soldered in a day. I was surprised how quickly we got it done. We had spent a couple of weeks planning, measuring and deciding where to put the platform and how to get up to it (and back down without falling off ladders or steep steps.)
Peppe came along to start sanding down the doors ready to be painted and I got stuck into sanding all the kitchen cupboards. I hate sanding. But I must admit, there is nothing better than a hot shower after a day of sanding and being so covered in dust that you turn grey!
So, that funny area behind me in the second photo? There is a door in the living room, just at the bottom of the new staircase that leads to nowhere...or as I prefer to call it 'the cave'. I think that originally there were plans for another room there which never happened, so it was left like this. AND...the other day Carlo found a little bat hanging from the ceiling...So, we have our very own BAT CAVE in our house, which I think is hysterical. I can't wait to do house tours..."here's the kitchen, living room, Skyes room , and the bat cave!"
First signs of spring? I hope so!