Although the asbestos removal team will be here next week to handle
the pipe that went through the skylight opening, Bob and John couldn't
wait. They (gingerly, I hope) moved the pipe so they could frame in the
light shaft and install the skylight itself. Even with the blue tarp
covering the skylight, it's much brighter in here now.
preparation for laying gas and electric lines to the island,
Greg (the plumber) deepened the trench from the north
wall—ripping a few more radiant heat pipes in the process.
Alex and Juan poured the new supports for the columns. They replaced
the post at the east end; they still need to replace the one at the far
west end, but it doesn't sit on a concrete pier because it's on the
project is nearly finished. The contractors still need to replace the
western post and then remove all the temporary supports. Then we need to
paint the entire structure. We also get to replace all the sprinklers
and other pipes; they were removed because they were in the way of the
forms for the new piers.