I made some progress on the hallway in February. I had to do some surgical demolition, some electrical, some creative framing, and then hang some drywall.
Here's the end of the hallway at the start of February.
Demolition of the old siding.
Protecting the area from work going on in the attic space.
I reframed the ceiling in three spots so I could install three can lights that would be centered in the hallway.
I bought some 1/4" drywall to skin the ceiling. I got creative in the way I transported it home so it wouldn't break.
Here's the first piece of 1/4" drywall glued and screwed to the ceiling.
A new light switch to control all the new lights.
And now there is light in what was a very dark hallway.
I installed a 2x4 so I had something solid to mount the doorbell to.
Now it's time to hang drywall.
I wanted the drywall to sit flat so I chiseled out some of the stud to recess the J-box mounting plates.
There is still more drywall to hang around the bathroom pocket door, but I have to replace the pocket door first.