The 1850 Octagon House is not quite complete and already Jim and Sam are on to a new project, restoring an 1857 stone house to save it from demolition. Sam will take the lead on this project as Jim is old and worn out. Jim will still provide advice and encouragement when needed and maybe a little help, but this will be a test of all Sam has learned in the last four octagon years. Here we go again!
A few photos of what we have been up to in the last few months. We got the antique windows which Bill brought from Connecticut last year finally roughed in. With a little work on the casings they fit in very nicely. We did install old wavy glass and the house seems to have a new life to it. I did get about five feet of brick work up on the back so the electrician could mount the meter. While I was waiting for the electric company to run the underground cable I got the downstairs framed out. As can be seen on the front of the house we worked on the right window to square it up. Amazing how much work a simple bottle jack can do. I am working in the cool of air conditioning on other parts of the staircase. Sanding treads and such. Once we get electricity we will turn our attentions to running the spruce sub floor through the saw.