Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Farm House Remodel - Days 2 & 3

Day 2 - May 21, 2013

If our neighbors had not already concluded that we were white trash by now, today's demolition might lead them to that conclusion.  The view when I got home from work today included a toilet in the front yard.

I haven't asked any questions, nor am I drawing conclusions, but the toilet was gone the next morning.  I had already sifted through the debris pile to the right and salvaged about $100 worth of 2 x 4's.  Hey, we're always building something on the farm.  Might as well reuse whatever we can.

Lots of activity indoors today.  Sheetrock from the interior walls and ceilings was torn out.

Ray the plumber did some rework on the septic and water lines to ensure that we still had service from the master suite.  (Thanks, Ray!)  

And after all the work was through, we sat on the back patio and enjoyed a cocktail, followed by a dinner from the crock pot.  It was a beautiful evening, and we expect to enjoy many more as the project continues.

Day 3 - May 22, 2013

Today we were surprised when the crew started cutting the house in two.  This happened earlier than we expected - probably something we'll need to get used to.  

Mary shot a video of a definitive moment.

Inside the house, the crew removed a section of floor across the width of the house - in line with the cuts in the walls - sort of a large perforation through the building.  We could begin to see where the house would come apart, but couldn't yet imagine how it would be done.

All of this work took a toll on the Boston Terriers.  After a full day of supervising the work from the back yard, barking at the contractors and generally missing their naps, they were exhausted!

Stay tuned.  More to follow.


Carol said...

Well, that's a sight you don't see every day--a saw poking through the side of your house, going all the way through from top to bottom! I'm not sure how I've missed your blog updates until now, but we'll enjoy watching your progress. :-)

katie said...

Those dogs!