The builder got cracking after yesterday’s consultation with Pat, and the door has already been bricked in. There’s some slate packing to come, and then he can move on to taking out the rotten timber, carefully.

The old floor-level vent has been bricked up, and the “landing” at the bottom of the stairs has been installed. The idea behind the landing is that the initial step to the upstairs was very short, which could cause grief, plus the step down from the back passageway was very tall, which could also cause grief.

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