Posts Tagged "liz"

Saturday Basement Day

Once we got done with our cleanup (removing a lot of trash, doing a quick pass with our shop vac), we worked on cutting up some plywood to continue strengthening up the walls.

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Basement Wall Work

After work, Liz and I suited up and headed to the basement. I have to tell you – it was not an easy or pleasant thing, to keep that momentum going. The last thing I want to do after a day of work is to come home… and then do more work.

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Measure Twice, Measure Twice Again

Everything else mostly fell into place after that, though it was a bit slow going. The first set of measurements took a while, as Liz and I talked through the logic of what needed to be recorded, and how those lines translated over to the plywood.

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Liz, Planning

When checking in on Liz tonight, I found her surrounded by yarn. More than that, she had her head down writing things down in her notebook and constantly going back over to her phone.

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Plotting the Stairs

The big cement pour was a large step for us, and the stairs will allow us to start to bring down boxes from the second floor. We’ll have to clear out more space in the basement, but the eventual goal is to relocate most (if not all) of our “things” on the second floor, down to the basement.

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Liz Solo Demo Run

I came home around 7:30PM, and on opening the door heard all sorts of banging and crashing from the basement. When I opened the door to the first floor bathroom (which also leads to the basement), I saw this.

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Cement Pour Prep: Lowering the Pit

The striped line on the bottom represents 4 inches (the actual depth of what we need to get). The line above with the arrows is adjusted for the height of the laser level itself. So if the red dot is hitting that line, we know we’re good.

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Opening Up the Transoms

In preparation for some work we’ll be doing in the basement, Liz started to work on opening up the transoms on the second floor. While they’re not over every door, we have them over three doors.

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