We recently celebrated our second anniversary of owning Woodside. Compared to the first year, it’s had fewer surprises … which is good, because I am not sure I could handle discovering another 30,000 bees living between floors. On the other hand, after two years, I feel prepared for just about anything Woodside throws our way (as long as it doesn’t involve a solo trip to the third floor).
To take you back, around this time last year we started building the garage and kitchen, and removed both chimneys, brick by single brick. During Thanksgiving we constructed the porches and our concrete company began work around the site. After the new year, we ran electricity back to the house, started installing doors and windows, and began framing walls in the basement and porches.
Over the next few weeks we will:
- continue removing existing siding, build exterior walls, cover with OSB & Hardie Wrap and then (eventually) install new Hardie Board siding
- begin framing interior walls on the first floor
- continue installing windows on the first and second floors
- try to win the lottery so we can install an in-ground pool (inspired by the heat wave we’re currently experiencing in STL …)
What has been your favorite Woodside transformation during the past year?