Kitchen Demo Continues, Attic Cleaning Part 3


After a slow morning, we finally got to working on the house around noon. Whenever I know I need to go into the attic, I just end up dragging my feet a lot… as it’s just not a pleasant experience up there.

It may have to do with the respirator being difficult to use, for the first 15 minutes or so. Not sure if I need new cartridges or what, but the first 15 minutes are always difficult – and it feels like I’m barely breathing at all.

Eventually, things shift – and either it gets easier, or I adjust to the airflow. But those first few minutes are just the worst.

And once I’m up there, I don’t really want to come down or take a break. It’s such a mess (and I end up getting so messy) it’s just not worth it to take a break, and to go back up. If I’m up there I’m usually there for the long haul, and for as long as I can stand it.


Downstairs, Liz was working on the kitchen, tearing pu the plywood floor. There are actually a few layers here in the kitchen, and she was tackling the topmost.

On walking in, I didn’t realize the full extent of what she had done. The floor was even, and it took me a few seconds to realize that she had removed an entire layer of the floor.


Discovered in the floor: a few small bags of sand. Really weird. We’ve found so much random stuff that’s been used as makeshift padding/insulation in this house.


A lot of the floor that Liz pulled up.

One down, a few more to go…

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Kitchen Demo Continues, Attic Cleaning Part 2

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