I had the opportunity to come home for lunch today. The girls greeted me at the door and then said, "You should go look at the roof!"
"The roof?!?" I asked in panic. Oh dear, what has TMOTH done? "Do you mean the ceiling upstairs?"
"Umm...yeah...the ceiling." (shifty eyes)
Up the stairs I went and was surprised to see this:
It's a little unsettling to look up at your hallway ceiling and see your roof.
While I was at work TMOTH had a chance to talk with our neighbor about the wiring and then proceeded to saw out the plaster ceiling. Plaster is difficult to cut nice and pretty, so there will be some patching when the installation is complete.
TMOTH then did a test fit with the temporary framing and the fan.
Did I mention this thing is huge?
After the initial shock of looking at the roof from the second floor I have to say I'm pretty happy that he's making progress. Making the first cut is an act of faith. I'm hoping that framing and wiring go pretty easily and quickly, too.
After all...the high temperatures this weekend are projected to be in the mid-90s.