January 31, 2004

One more half day, and the beam was successfully installed without the house collapsing.  The back sliding glass door, removed while the jacks needed clearance and poked into the house, has been reinstalled and connected to the wall board near to it with sheet plastic.  
The side yard slab is pressed into service immediately as storage area.

Temporary plumbing around I beam will stay until it gets rerouted permanently .

The beam is in, but not yet bolted securely on this end of the house.  Notice tree in background declaring that it is spring by flowering.

Sliding glass door is back in, but notice daylight between I beam bottom and back wall above shutters.  No wonder the false wall has plastic sheeting as well.

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