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Apologies for not being able to update you daily on what is going on with the work. Partly, it's because everything is going really well, and there isn't much to talk about; and partly because I'm really busy with actual work, as in a job that pays for all of this.

Briefly, we've removed the sheetrock and the insulation from the ceiling in what is called a "sitting room" in the Master Suite. Again, once you strip all the layers we found the same thing we found elsewhere - good bones. And with good bones, anything is possible.

One thing that really worried us were 2 uncovered junction boxes, just sort of tucked in between the joists and the floor/flat roof. Not only is this against code, but it's also dangerous. The electrician was all over them the second he walked into the House.

The second thing was this:



Remember that drain we had smack in the middle of the flat roof that nobody knew why it was there, because it clearly wasn't working since it was at least an inch higher than the roof? Well, this is the underside of it. The boys promptly removed it and closed that portion of the roof. But, other than having that drain in my bedroom, what really worried me was it's placement - right next to the junction box that was used for our light.

Well, I am certainly glad the drain never worked. Aren't you?

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