The carpenters are going great guns on our house. The termite damage and the rot are more extensive than I realized, so they’re essentially replacing all the supporting wood on the lower level, from top plate to sill and everything in between. (They’ve kept the original sill in some place, actually.) This involves using a temporary wall to support the upper level of the house while they replace the wood. It’s frightening and impressive, and the house hasn’t collapsed yet, so that’s a good thing. They usually get to our house before 7am, and I might have a chance to talk with them a bit before I head off to work around 7:30. By the time I get home they’re gone, and I marvel at how much they get done in a day.
I’m compiling pictures of the process as it continues.