Since I last posted, we have had electrical, filled the brick ledge, sheetrock, texture, and painted inside.
My photo editing software crashed and I lost a few photos getting used to the new one. I had taken several pictures of the room after painting but lost those. We still have a lot to do in the room, but the next thing is flooring, and we want to replace the flooring in the kitchen at the same time, so we have abandoned the dining room to work on the kitchen. Actually, we are using the dining room as storage while we work on the kitchen. It is nice to have the appliances out of the way.
What the cat likes best about the new addition? A niche that is shady all day.