Leaving Eighth Street late in November, Krasner and Pollock arrived at the house on Fireplace Road "during a northeaster." "What an entrance!" said Krasner, long after Pollock's death. "The house was stuffed with the belongings of the people who had lived there. It was a rough scene. The barn was packed solid with cast-iron farm tools. So it was a matter of cleaning everything out before either of us could work. In the meantime, Jackson took one of the bedrooms to try to paint in." The run-down house had never been comfortable. A water pump stood in the basement; there was no bathroom and no central heating. In winter, reliable warmth came only from the kitchen range. To open a view to Accabonac Bay, the barn was moved twenty yards to the north. Pollock painted there and Krasner set up her easel in the bedroom-studio he had vacated.