On Sunday, Bob came by to set up two new floor joists. The prior joists had been headered multiple times, and not really doing much in terms of support. So he ended up removing the old boards, and replacing them.
Saturday was more of the same, with Liz and I working on some of the walls in our kitchen/dining room.
After work on Friday, Liz and I spent the evening working on removing paint and wallpaper from the main hallway.
On walking in to the room this morning, I noticed this fun combination of power tools and Jane Austen. It’s a good thing we continue to group things logically.
I took a bath in this stuff.
Julie was kind enough to bring over some home made food for us, which we re-heated in our microwave for dinner. She’d been working on prepping food for us the past day or so, and it was absolutely delicious.
After our first night at the house (it took us forever to set up our bed)… Liz and I went out to run a few errands. After a stop at Target for some basics, we also got ourselves a brand new “Welcome” mat.
I have to say – trying to stuff enough debris and trash in this guy was like a horrible, horrible game of Tetris. I kept trying to minimize gaps wherever I could, since any free space was just emptiness I was paying for. I got a pretty good amount this time around (though it did take me until around 8PM to fully finish loading it up).
On Saturday, Justin was kind enough to wake up early and accompany me to the house for a bit of work in the kitchen. We got to the house around 11AM (Bob had already been here since 7AM), and after a brief tour… settled in to some dusty work. While demo-ing the walls was pretty fast, moving to the ceiling…
Liz, painting some of the basement joists. We got a coat of paint on here a while ago, but much of it soaked into the wood. This time around, we’re getting better coverage.
This photo is a small note for myself. I used the hand saw today on my own, and cut down some larger wood pieces to make them a little easier to handle. Nothing tricky or crazy, but since I still have all my fingers… let’s put this one in the ‘win’ column.
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I spent most of the day at the house moving a lot of our trash from the porch to the Bagster bag on the driveway. I’m slightly nervous about the needed clearance, as the website says that there needs to be 5′ on either side of the bag – which as of today, there is. But cars park close to our driveway on the street, and there’s no easy way for me to control how other people park.
Liz, finishing up the final round of varnish on the woodwork in the dining room. After today, we’re ready to move out of this room and onto the others… clearing space for us turning the dining room into our makeshift kitchen, for the next
few several months.