A couple months ago, we replaced the old, broken down oven with a new one so we could have a fully operating kitchen for all our educational programs, including workshops, events, John's DVC Farm-to-Table Culinary Classes, and partner uses. The new gas oven required a hood and that has now been installed, along with the necessary pipe and coupling preparation that will go through the current new roof installation. We purposely waited to install this while undergoing roof installation so we wouldn't have to cause any damage later. The pantry's floor has been replaced and the entire room and shelving will be painted. These photos may not look like much, but in the end, everything will look clean and fresh and will be so much more presentable and functional. Thanks so much to Board Members John and Christian for their hard work, especially during this difficult time.
The Shellco Construction Company (not Ackman as previously mentioned) continues their daily work with the roofing project. The roof now lays bare in preparation for Phase 3, when the paper layer and composition shingles of the new roof will be installed. RRHC Board Members Christian Rousset and John Matthesen have also been working hard (especially in the steaming hot attic), drilling holes for the hood exhaust piping that will go from the new gas stove/oven through the kitchen ceiling and out the roof. They are also overhauling the kitchen pantry, preparing and painting the walls, shelves, and flooring. These renovations will greatly improve both the integrity and appearance of this 153 year old house!
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