I was momentarily delighted to see a new face on the job yesterday, that of Helper David. He was sporting a tote full of such a variety of brushes and whatnot that I was certain he had come to clean the interior of our estate (thereby allowing me to continue my life of sloth reading trashy novels and eating bonbons).
Unfortunately, it was not to be. David works as a car detailer and apparently he and the Mr. were only comparing manly equipment carriers. Oh well.
The front is finally rid of all the punky, ant wood. Luckily, the back beam of the main header was relatively intact. Here we see all the bad wood gone and the new sister header over the bay door side.
Sister header over the small door side and the small door framed in.
Finally, the first of the sheathing up. Note the layer of different wood on the bottom. This is to prevent rot and (hopefully) discourage the ants.
If you are wondering why there is only one bay door, it's because the garage is too low to accommodate the Mr.'s van. So why put in an expensive overhead door when a nice guichet will do?