We left off with a shiny new beam installed and a goat that showed up on our deck.
Yes, we are friends now and she's a he!
"Manny" has made himself quite at home and the beam seems to be
holding up the house quite nicely....so far.
I think glue gun is safe for another day!
"Manny" has found shelter in an old play structure, with a little persuasion from food and water, and the beam is completely supported, one side permanently and one side temporarily.
Unfortunately for us, but I am sure fortunate for you, my phone has been acting up and going dead everytime I pull it out to take a picture so we will just skip ahead to an overview of the temporary walls gone.
They are a little distorted as I did a panorama shot.
The new stairway opening is framed in too.
Mr. FT's vision of an open staircase and my vision of wood heat
could really happen next winter.....oops I said the W word.
Sorry for that but if all goes to plan, the woodshed I built last summer
might not be just a holiday destination for mice,
but for actual wood storage so I can warm my butt this winter!