This is about noontime:
By the end of the first day, all six windows were in place and I'd bought five replacement baseboard heaters. (It made sense to do all the energy-efficient changes at once...) More to come...
UPDATE: Here we are at the end of Day 1:
Here's the spot we want to put it:
New electrical outlet, sheetrock; first coat of mudding; made doorway wider; reinforced half-wall; prepared top of half-wall for countertop:
And the archaeological dig continues: under the ugly green 1990s vinyl tile squares is an even uglier 1980s floral sheet vinyl. Beneath that is a 1970s Moroccan theme vinyl tile:
Unfortunately, there is no hardwood flooring or ceramic tile beneath that.
We've already picked out some new "real" tile, which will go in at a later time, as time, installer schedule, and budget permit: Level Just 10 x 20" porcelain tile in Oro:
(The pattern won't look at "crazy-quilt" as this: the manufacturer is just trying to show the variations.... We'll also be installing in a brick pattern)
Above: under the ugly white paneling was an even uglier brown one, if you can believe it......
Above: And under that was some hideous floral wallpaper. It's like an archaeological dig in here!......
Above: The post is gone and it really opens up the space! (Yes, we checked to make sure it wasn't load-bearing first....)