I am sitting here watching the first significant snow fall of the season come down in buckets. It has been pretty cold lately and working at the building is a pain because of the wind and exposure. I have taken the last several days off because I have "pick-axe" wrists. Essentially, I have been working the pick axe so much that my wrists and hands are tired. I cannot make a fist without my fingers hurting. It is getting better though. Someone asked "what do you do for that?" and my answer was "hire someone to do the pick axing and move onto something else!" I have gotten as far as I can in digging out the basement and for two days last week, I left the hard work up to our contractor's guys, who were able to get through about 4-6 inches of very hard rock with their drills and saws. It looks like we will get full height throughout the basement space! With the added square footage from the addition, we may well have over 1500 square feet of useable space down there, almost double what we originally thought!
The crew starts closing in the basement space this coming week. The new windows are ready and waiting to be installed!