He came down for a couple of days to help Sam put the ceiling in upstairs - and he's been great (and is a super skilled and speedy worker - just what we needed).
So, the ceiling is now pretty much complete upstairs.
Himself and Sam got it sorted last week (while I was up sorting the animals - I haven't actually been on site for a couple of weeks).
Here's what they got up to.
When they started there was ceiling on the north wall up to the joists (which are covered below in green plastic - as there will be blown in cellulose insulation laid to the depth of the rafter - once the ceiling is up).
In the picture below they've started boarding the top section.
Then they moved in to the south side - trickier because of the velux windows.
All done now.
As they got the ceiling up so quickly, they decided to make a start on the partition / stud walls upstairs.
Here they've laid out the wall for the walk in wardrobe in the bedroom.
Here we are, looking the other way - through the bedroom - with the walk in wardrobe to the right.
This is the bedroom wall as seen from the outside, upstairs landing.
Here you can see the stairs and the bedroom beyond.
I can hardly wait to get down to see it for myself. I'm relieved that it looks well - it was really gorgeous when the upstairs was just one big open space .. but I'm not one for open plan living - I like a bit of separation of rooms, so, the walls must go up.
Upstairs will consist of our bedroom - as seen above, the large landing (with the library (i.e. bookshelves) near the velux windows (and a chaise longue for lounging in - if my fantasy world comes to pass), then past the stainless steel stove flue will be the office on one side and a guest bedroom the other (I'm planning on having an opening partition between those rooms so I can use them both as the office, but partition 1/2 off as the guest bedroom when people come to stay). The upstairs bathroom will be the other side of the stairs.
I think I may have to put up a couple of 'plans' of the house interior up on this blog - so people can have a sense of where all the rooms are - ditto with the garden.
Of course, I'm still busy sowing seeds and getting plants ready to bring down to the garden - more on that later (there's been lots to blog about - just not a lot of time to do it in lately).
For now, it's just nice to be able to show some actual, physical, real PROGRESS.