Dining Room Extension Begins
Not content to just destroy the kitchen, we're also changing the
dining room by extending it northward about 3 feet. That project began
today, when Alex and Juan cut the patio to make room for the new
foundation and floor. What began as an easy project turned a bit nasty
when they discovered that the concrete there was 8–9 inches thick!
Meanwhile, Bob Jr. and John shored up the ceiling and the roof
(inside and out) and removed the door and windows from the north side of
the dining room before boarding up the gaping hole.
And in the Kitchen
They built a temporary wall to shore up the kitchen ceiling while
they cut away the rest of the playroom wall. Tomorrow they'll place the
beam that spans the new opening between kitchen and playroom.