They’re Cutting Holes in the Walls!?

Cat perched on barrel

Hey there! That’s me—the barrel-diving black cat. So, I’m what you might call a new cat on the block. I’m just a few weeks old, and I live in Greensboro. That’s me there, on the barrel, looking for lunch.

And I’ve noticed some people who come around every day and do weird things. I think they call themselves “18×18” or some nonsense like that. Not too long ago, they went away for a while. And they left this thing they were working on. It looked like this…

Sheathed house

But they came back! And they’ve been cutting holes in the walls?! And now their “thing” looks like THIS…

Sheathed house with windows

I don’t know why they’d cut apart what they just made. But it looks like they follow the same steps every time. First, they cut out a hole…

Then they put extra nails around the hole…

Student using pneumatic nail gun

Then they put sticky stuff all around the edges. Two different KINDS of sticky stuff. It looks REALLY sticky.

After that, they put a piece of glass in the hole, over the sticky stuff. This part looks really complicated. They add little pieces of wood on the inside part of the glass, they see if its frame is level and square, and then they put just a couple nails in from the outside. But before they put more nails in, they open the piece of glass! It looks like they’re testing it.

They put in the rest of the nails, and THEN, to finish it off…they put even more sticky tape over the edges of the glass! I don’t know why they would need the hole to be sealed up so well. Nothing is ever going to get past that piece of glass!

I don’t get it, but they seem really excited about the holes in their project. They said one time that Pella Windows and Doors donated all of the windows for this house! That was so generous of the company. The team is feeling very thankful for that donation!

And you’ll never believe what they’ve started now! I gotta keep my eyes on these people. Even more weird stuff…

Rough plumbing in stud wall