I rubbed my eyes, I had to be imagining things outside my little camper window. Were there PEOPLE WORKING on our property? Monday Strickland Supplies put scaffolding up, three levels high on two sides. Lee & Cates, the glazing company, tried to remove one of the 20’x12′ panes of glass and couldn’t – the sound of a piece of glass that size shattering is something to hear. Other panes were safely removed.

Tuesday, the scaffolding surrounded the house and Hygema, the house movers/shoring company, had already jacked up the worst sagging corner of the house. Wednesday, all levels along the back of the house were supported by wood beams and steel jacks.

Our sexy renovation arbor

Our sexy renovation arbor

Thursday, for the first time, we could see the crisp, straight lines of each level of the house, returned to its original glory albeit still surrounded by scaffolding. Sounds silly, but we were utterly thrilled. One post that used to hold up a corner of the house now sits an easy two inches off of the ground. And here are some pictures.

Outside corner post of house now floating off the ground

My first “renovation” post on this blog. Ah, smells like progress.