All that remains now, of course, is to replaster and paint the ceiling, and put down a floor in the attic. Should take me months. But this is the hard part that allows the rest to happen. The old access hole to the attic involved a 16 x 24" wide opening that you had to get through by climbing up the pantry shelves. Deborah could scarcely believe that I fit at all going up the old way. This is MUCH easier. And now, soon, we'll have a nice place to stash some of our stuff!