Jan and John Maggs Antiques

January 1 - 28, 2018 - The interior begins to take shape: insulation, power, walls

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January 5. Windows, but no front door and no heat

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To save our electrician a few hours, Jan and I hung this brass chandelier over the entry.

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Framed and nearly ready for wiring and insulation

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Although the barn is far from finished, the chandelier hanging over the entry is now lighted every evening. 

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Rock lath begins on the second floor.

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Future work space on the second floor

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January 22. Foam insulation is sprayed onto the basement walls.

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Jan's future workbench will be against this wall. 

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January 28. Jan and I begin to board the basement walls:  a cost- and time-saving decision.

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Part of our future workshop, nearly fully boarded. 

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Before the wall at the left can be covered, it must be insulated and inspected.

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Dense pack insulation blown into the second floor walls and above the ceiling will keep us warmer than ever before. 

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Wiring! Finally we'll be able to retire the extension cords that have been tripping us all for the past months. 

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January 28. It might look like spring, but we know that February is ahead.

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