Many loose rocks, two large floor beams and much clay dirt were removed from below and around the fireplace here in order to install framing for concrete reinforcement walls. The removed rocks are washed to be reused in some places and all loose clay dirt was vacuumed out with a large Shop Vac.
The wall forms are covered with heavy plastic before being positioned into place.
The walls were poured first and the next day a platform for the hearth was framed on top and poured.
The crew taking lunch...
Meanwhile... upstairs I am stripping the wood in what will be Leif's bedroom, which has original old plank closet doors in front of cedar-lined closets! These will remain unpainted, but the room colors will change!