Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The Farm House Remodel - Week 2

Let's see if we can catch up on the action.  Here's a week's worth of updates...

Day 5 - Monday, May 27, 2013

Monday was Memorial Day, which was not a work day for the crew, but was one for us.  More to do in advance of the demolition.  I picked up the river rocks that border all the flower and shrubbery beds around the house and hauled them to the back of the property.  I also spent time salvaging lumber from the demo pile, ending up with a good load in the back of the pickup.  No, it's not new wood.  Yes, it has a lot of nails sticking out of it that I'll have to pull out.  But when it's time to build a new shelf in the barn or another nest box in the hen house, it will be just fine.

Day 6 - Tuesday, May 28, 2013

On Tuesday, the crew started sometime after 1:00pm.  They built the temporary wall inside that will provide privacy and security for us when they remove the front of the house.  Everything beyond the wall will be gone.

Day 7 - Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Today the power was out from around 9:00am until 3:30 while the temporary service was installed.    We'll be living on 60amps for the next few months.  That's the temporary pole at the right edge of the photo below.

You can also see the other noticeable development - the windows were all removed.  Not as noticeable from outside was the removal of most of the ductwork - the furnace and central air are now out of commission.  

We had dinner tonight with a group at the Pine Room Tavern in Nashville, Indiana.  No cooking in the FEMA trailer today!  

When we got home, we discovered that the power to the window air conditioner in our bedroom was not working.  Something got disconnected during the demo today.  Luckily, an adjacent outlet is still live, so an extension cord is enough to keep us cool.  I'll report this to Greg, the contractor, tomorrow.  

Day 8 - Thursday, May 30, 2013

The good news:  The electrician was on site today and fixed the problem with the bedroom air conditioner.

The bad news:  He cut power to the barn.  Not a major problem, but one we'll have to get corrected later this week.

No picture tonight.  We took off early and went to Indianapolis to join our friends Ann and Alan at the Indiana Historical Society Concert on the Canal.  We enjoyed these open air concerts regularly when we lived in downtown Indy, and it was fun to go back again.  We sit on the grass bank across the canal from the stage and enjoy the show for free.  It was a beautiful evening -  perfect weather to sit outdoors, sip wine, enjoy a picnic dinner and listen to the Tad Robinson band play Motown hits.  If you're looking for a fun outing on a Thursday night, let us know - we're up to go again.  (I'm marking August 1 on the calendar.)

Day 9 - Friday, May 31, 2013

Nothing happened today - all activity was rained out.  We'll hope for more production next week.

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