Eric got a lot accomplished while I was gone. The beam is in place, the wall is gone, and we finally have a sense of how things might work in our enlarged space. You can’t see it in this photo, but Eric has taped out some boundaries on the floor so we can see where the new cabinets would go, and the table and everything else. It’s much easier to visualize now that the wall is gone. We’ll live with it for a little bit and then make some tweaks to our plan.

In order to get this done, he rented a UHaul, took it to the lumber yard, had them hoist the beam onto the top of the UHaul, backed the UHaul up to the garage and slid the beam on top of the garage into a hole in the front of the house and into position in the attic. Pretty ingenious, don’t you think?