Big house day today, as we were looking to get the floor pulled up in the main hall. Here, Liz is tackling some ceiling demo prior to hitting up the floor.
A lot of work tonight, both upstairs and downstairs.
Mostly short bursts of house work in the evenings, after long days of work. I’m on call this week, and the days have felt pretty busy and full. They tend to leak past 5PM, and so I’ve only been able to get a small sliver of time to work on house stuff. But every little bit helps, as we’ve got a lot to get done this upcoming holiday weekend.
Quick photo documenting the work Liz is doing, restoring the (very large) interior door from the first floor. This guy is a sibling to our front door, but contains a large pane of glass.
Wasn’t really feeling all that motivated today, but ended up pulling myself out of bed late morning and suiting up. I wanted to get a bit of progress on the first floor, and had in mind to clean up a few ceiling areas downstairs.
We didn’t start until late morning, but got in a really full day of work. Building off of all the insulation Liz put in yesterday, we added Visqueen along the North wall.
Tonight, she took a much needed break. And I suited up to tackle some of the last remaining demo.
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.
When I saw this, I got really excited. It’s amazing to see the room in this state, as the walls have never been this insulated or this protected ever. I know we’ve still got more work to do, but this was really encouraging.
An old slide. I wonder if these things slipped down from upstairs, from behind the fireplace?
We had a lovely morning, with Julie taking the train in from Valpo to meet us for a brunch at Promontory. After visiting a bit, Julie and Liz headed out to go fabric shopping, and I did a bit of demo work on the house.
Back home after a relaxing evening/escape in Valparaiso… Liz and I went back to work cleaning up the walls a bit more. Bob was back home, fabbing up some duct work for us… and we were preparing things for their install.