Needless to say, there's still a far way to go, but we hope to have a waterproof roof and all the windows installed sometime soon (You can't see the ones that will go in at the front of the house - the clerestories and the original front window that's to be replaced.) There's going to be an awesome cross breeze happening in this room. Assisted by a very cool (read: happening) fan.
This pic doesn't really give a sense of the scope in the new room. It really is spacious but not in a "monster-reno" way. To be clear, it's no larger than it ever was, it's just got higher ceilings (12 feet at the ridge beam to the back of the room) and a more usable floor plan.
We're more or less on schedule (pending inspections) and the plan indicates completion at the beginning of September. I wonder how feasible that is. The 125 yr old plaster walls in the second floor hallway have taken a beating - not from travel (we set up a scaffold to obviate the need for trades to walk through the house with construction materials) but due to the impact of the third floor build. They'll need to be restored - Lord, we restore them every time I turn around, it seems. And there will be a need for certain other fixes. (It's part of the original work plan as we assumed all that smacking would filter down.) I think they also intend to repaint the master bedroom, a little extra, which hasn't been done since we moved in 12 years ago. That would be awesome.
Thoughts so far?