Monday, December 3, 2007

Lots of Progress

Whew, I can’t believe it’s been almost two weeks since I’ve posted, but things have been flying fast and furious around here.

Thanksgiving was good. Except for the part where my dad started to frantically search for the paperwork for his prepaid funeral plan. Nothing says “Happy Thanksgiving” like thoughts of funerals.

Now that the work is (mostly) done on the well and (mostly) done on the deck, we’re putting 100% full effort into the kitchen and dining room remodel because it will only be a matter of a week or so before our new cabinets are here and there is a lot of work to be done before we can install them.

“Install new cabinets” is waaaaaaaayyyyyyyyy over to the right side of our timeline. So much timeline, so little time.

Like I said – 100% effort.

We finished tearing out all of the tile in the kitchen and all the way down the hall. I ran the jackhammer, and Vern tore out the cement board and two layers of linoleum underneath.

We realized afterwards that some of the flooring was probably asbestos. Oh well, I guess we all have to die of something.

We also ripped out the drywall in the hallway and the former living room. You just can’t have too many stud walls in a home. Especially during the holidays – it’s so festive. I think we may actually have more open stud walls than walls with drywall actually on them at this point.

And speaking of the hallway, this used to be a linen closet.

A very ineffective linen closet. I now use it to store craft and sewing supplies. It’s on the backside of my actual craft room closet, so we’re planning to drywall over the front of it and then enlarge the closet in the craft room.

In the meantime, we removed the bifold doors. Vern really hates bifold doors, so he was happy to take a crowbar to them.

Finally, and best of all, the first cabinet has been removed from the kitchen. We’re not ready to take all of them out but it was great progress to at least get one out and see what we are dealing with.

Apparently what we are dealing with is more of that lovely asbestos flooring. Goody.

1 Comment:

Michelle said...

Yum...asbestos. Looks like you are getting there - can't wait to see pictures when it's done. I'm in envy of the cabinets you ordered - it's going to look wonderful!