Andrea and Kelly opened up the other two windows on the south side, removed the plywood and drywall from the partition between the banding area and the boathouse, and cleaned the banding area floor by scrubbing with deck brushes and sucking up the water with the wet/dry vac (Thank you to the donor of the shop vac. It has a totally awesome squeegee attachment — once Andrea pointed out that the reason it wasn’t working for me was that I was trying to use it upside down….). The highlight of the day was finding the large nest of mummified mice inside the partition wall ! (All together now : say “Eewwwww…”)

Windows removed! Photo by Andrea Patterson

Removing the wall separating the banding room and boathouse Photo by Andrea Patterson