|Remodel progress with a new beam above Poosa|
Ok, I’m dental-phobic and the thought of having to be up in the morning early enough to be sitting in my dentist’s chair at 7:30AM just added to the misery. I’ve had to be up early every day this week and I am not someone who functions at all well, for a variety of reasons including physical, before 10AM at the earliest, 11AM being even better. But I’ve done it and I have to do it one more time tomorrow because of my son’s impending visit, but Saturday and peace are just around the corner.
|The new beam is above and the new post is in front of
the green wall. The new wood looks new and smells great!
Anyway, I did get to the dentist office at 7:30 and I was then in the chair for 4 hours (yep, I said 4!). It wasn’t Dr. Rasmussen’s fault. He is gentleness personified and his goal (which was successful) was to have me not feel pain. I had laughing gas as well as enough novocaine to knock out a small horse, but eventually he succeeded in making me numb and he removed my 35 year old bridge, cleaned up the small amount of decay which had set in (which is why it was so sensitive), took impressions for my new bridge (which I will get on January 13th), and put in a temporary bridge. I did enjoy visiting with both Dr. Rasmussen and his assistant, Cindy, but I was absolutely exhausted by the time I got out of there! I was also very hungry, but I hadn’t dared eat before I went (one of the physical reasons I don’t function before mid-morning), and now I was numb! But I was able to shop at Minglement and then head home.
|The new beam and post are visible as well as my lovely
kitchen island! The post on the left will go once the steel
beams are installed down the length of the room ceiling.
I discovered major work had taken place while I was at the dentist’s. I timed things well in that everyone was off at lunch, but I could see where all the posts had been removed and new posts installed in the walls and it was looking fantastic! All that had to be done in the afternoon was put in the horizontal beam and I now have a wonderfully clean look to it all, as these photos show! I also now have a wonderful kitchen island (on wheels) which Leigh assembled for me yesterday, so that helps the kitchen congestion immensely! And Leigh let me know that it will be days (not weeks or months) for the cabinet guy to build my pantry, my oven cabinet, and my dish cabinet, so that is wonderful news.
All in all, lots happened today (which was possible because of all the prep work done all week), and I’m thrilled to have this progress as my holiday present to me!