Sunday, June 09, 2013

The Farm House Remodel - Days 4 & 5

Day 4 - May 23, 2013

Today most of the crew did not work.  Mary worked with Jeff, the electrician, to get the FEMA trailer powered up.  By the end of the day, all the extension cords in the trailer were gone and an new 30 amp circuit was feeding power to the trailer.  This means we can use the toaster,  and the coffee pot at the same time, with lights, and might be able to cook a meal that doesn't involve a crock pot in the dark.

This will be our "summer kitchen" until the new kitchen is completed, sometime in the fall.

Day 5 - May 24, 2013

Today the tree guys came to cut down four large trees around the perimeter of the house.  We hated to see these trees removed - some of them were probably 50 to 60 years old.  But they had not been adequately maintained or ever trimmed.  There was no way to build the new floorplan with these trees in place.

They took out the two large trees to the left of the outhouse.  Better pictures will follow on a later day.

Today is our 37th wedding anniversary and we celebrated by leaving town for Bloomington.  We had a great dinner at Restaurant Tallent - one of our favorite places for special occaisions.  The chef agreed to do his five course tasting menu - normally only available on week nights - for us, because the restaurant was slow this Friday night.  It was one of the top 2 or 3 meals we've ever had!  A great way to end the week.

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