So this morning he slept "all the way" to 7 am. Wow, we should all be so lucky. So of course he was ready for the next project. This is his "real" job, working to get the gallery open. The kitchen and the shower were the first big deals so today it was relocating the thermostat and framing the return air for the air conditioning unit. The return air in question is one of two in the house and it is in the entry to room with our new shower stall and stacked washer/ dryer. It was enclosed in a wall and at floor level. Bill saw the possibilities immediately and took down the wall and the duct in it and hung the remaining duct at ceiling height while he worked on the shower. Now we have a great storage space with room for several deep shelves.
So today he had to move the thermostat to the outside of the room so it could read the temperature other than the steamy shower and warm washing machine. He was going to move it over a few feet and put it out of the way on a column. Seems easy until you realize the column is not hollow but a wrapped beam
So the thermostat is in the middle of a wall we are going to hang paintings on. Do not be surprised when you come to the gallery and see a thermostat with a picture frame around it. I thought that would make it fit right in.
The re-framing of the opening for the return air was exhausting and full of unforeseen problems but my guy always perseveres and it is now a job well done!