The sheetrock is all up in the east side and most of the taping is done. They will start the sheetrock in the west side next week. Perhaps Monday, or perhaps....
|They're using lots of tape and joint compound|
|Laika is inspecting the dining room|
|wall of the north bedroom|
|protective taping around beams and pegs|
It has occurred to me that the pictures I've put up of the house make it look like it's in the middle of nowhere. It's actually in what I like to call a hamlet. Though it's officially part of the town of Lee, South Lee is closer to the center of Stockbridge than to the center of Lee. I have neighbors across the street (whose houses are right on the river) and to either side of me. Without leaves on the trees you can see how close they are.
|Looking down the street to the east from the bottom of my driveway|
|The South Lee Post Office/Fire Station is two houses down from me|
|The South Lee Playground next to the Post Office|
|The St. Francis church has been turned into an art gallery|
|The schoolhouse and its immediate neighbor to the west|
|The houses across the street are right on the river|
On Sunday (yesterday) Terry the "missing mason," as he referred to himself, called to let me know that they are a couple of weeks behind on a big project they're working on in the Adirondacks. It was a brutal winter, yada, yada. So now it appears May will be the month of the stone wall. Let's hope it's worth the wait. Here is an example of the kind of work they do: