As may be evident from the photographic documentation, I want to say we’re losing steam. We got a decent amount done tonight… but this is tantamount to us working five days in a row non-stop doing demo work.
Old switches. We’ve got some replacements that are more modern (but still retain the same look/feel).
Despite it being a Monday, Liz and I wanted to keep to our house schedule this week. That means suiting up after work, and putting in two hours or so of demo.
This was really challenging, especially coming off a weekend where all we did was demo. But we are wanting to get the first floor in shape. So we’re driven.
Liz and I were working together today on the living room demo, and also got another early start.
Before I could take hammer to wall, I had to score the ceiling, take off all the trim in the room, cover up a few vents, and also tape up some plastic to contain all the dust. I started the actual demo closer to noon, I want to say.
After work today, Liz and I spent a lot of time prepping the living room for our weekend demo. Not the ideal way to spend a Friday evening, but we’re back in house mode again… and this is what it involves.
Home Depot has a Pick Up In Store option where you can order online, have someone at the store grab your items, and everything’s ready for you to just show up and grab. We’ve used this a few times in the past, and it’s worked out – but when it doesn’t work out it really doens’t work out.
Been a little while since we had a big demo session lined up. Tonight, Liz and I spent the night clearing out the living room (our old bedroom) so we could start work this weekend demo-ing all the walls.
Our team at work has started to read “Clean Code,” by Robert Martin. Several other teams in the company have done this as well (reading it collectively, and scheduling meeting times to discuss each chapter). It’s a bit like homework, but I’m actually really glad we’re doing it.
The fog added a sense of uncertainty to things: our commute was familiar, but slightly off.
We didn’t have a ton of time today, as we were flying back to Chicago. But we made a point to return to Besaws as our last breakfast before leaving.
Portland Anniversary, Day 6: Ground Kontrol, Billy Galaxy, Powell’s, Pine Street Market, Vault, Pink Rabbit, Sizzle Pie
This morning, we ran out of our “list” of brunch places to visit… so we went with an easy option of just grabbing something from the hotel restaurant. After that, we decided to split up for the morning. Liz went to visit a few yarn shops while I ambled around downtown on my own.
Portland Anniversary, Day 5: Old Portland Hardware and Architectural, Aurora Mills Architectural Salvage, WillaKenzie Winery, Erath Winery, Dinner at Nick’s Italian Cafe
A lot of stops for us today.
Parking was crazy. The road that led up to the falls was quickly congested, and we ended up standing still for like 20 minutes. Slowly, cars would pull into the parking lot one by one, waiting for someone to leave.
This was late morning on a Friday. I’d definitely suggest getting here early, to beat the crowds if you can.