This weekend saw lots of progress on the barn, despite a nasty wasp sting to my ankle.
The old wiring, which actually looked pretty recent, was the wrong type of wire so we took it all out and replaced with up-to-code wiring and outlets that will be accessible from above a type cabinet (very important!) This barn is not standard in any way, and all the gaps between studs on the walls and the ceiling are different widths- luckily I found some insulation batts that are perforated for filling odd sized spaces. Putting the insulation on the walls is pretty easy, the ceiling was much more annoying (and sweaty- it’s pretty hot inside the barn with the power off.) But, we’ve got enough up that we can start installing drywall next weekend, and finish wiring the new outlets.
I also took apart one of the windows- previously nailed in place and painted shut- so we can install a sliding track and open the window for some ventilation, or a window unit for air conditioning.
Small steps, but it’s getting there!