Steve brought up his cross country skis hoping to get a little fun time in but the snow was just too crunchy. So we got to work...
There were some holes in the floor to patch from pulleys that the Amish use to run their machinery. First the holes needed to be squared off so we could easily fit a new piece (see the 2 side patches) in place. Another larger piece was glued around the edges & attached under the floor from the basement to hold the new piece.
Next, a new wall needed to be built. This wall forms the foyer hallway & butts up to the stairs (up & down). To build the wall, we laid it out on the floor, then nailed it together.It reached almost 60 degrees in the unheated area we were working in.
Passive solar is great!Here is the wall put together but not yet moved into place.
First we wanted to put the drywall on since it would be against the stairs.