I haven’t been on the 2nd floor since Mike took out the stairs. I naturally assumed that since I hadn’t been there, nothing of significance could have possibly happened.
I discovered I was wrong last weekend when my friend Jonny was in Birmingham visiting his family for Thanksgiving. We stopped by Counts Bros. for a quick tour. I’ve never been able to resist a tall, unstable ladder and the construction crew just happened to have left one inside. It reached all the way to the 2nd floor, so Jonny and I spent the next 30 minutes laughing about old times while he filled out the legal waivers.
We climbed to the 2nd floor and discovered Appleseed had already taken out the center wall at the front of the future loft! So now, for the first time you can see all 8 windows together, despite my photographic ineptitude.