the skylight ( a 14" vellux solar tunnel) that i've been wanting for so long, was finally installed in the ceiling of my studio yesterday! oh, my, what glorious light i have now! tomorrow they'll be back to blow insulation into the space between the ceiling and the roof. our home was built in 1831 and there has never been insulation there... so it's been cold in the winter and hot in the summer. i had used a window ac unit until this spring when we had the small space pac air conditioning ducting run for the second and third floors. that's been wonderful except for the studio where, without insulation, it hasn't had much of a chance to cool the space... anyway, all this HOT summer i've been trying to work up there without even the window unit. pretty miserable. and, oh yeah, DARK. the one east facing window lets in light in the morning, but the other two are low, face south, and don't let much light in at all. (which is why i went ahead and put the furniture where i did...)
anyway, the studio is still all a mess with things moved out of the way of the workmen, and it's wrapped with sheets to try and save some surfaces from plaster dust, but i thought i'd post the pictures anyway because i'm just so excited!
now you can be excited with me!