Thursday, May 19, 2011


Before we can get the work done to redo the kitchen demolition must happen.  Todd and I have been at it all week and to say we are tired is an understatement.  We are whipped and have a least two more days to go.  This old house is full of old plaster, lathing, and sometimes dry wall on top of all that.  Our goal is to get the kitchen down to the studs.  Then, because of our lack of expertise we get to hire people to come in and finish it.  We have certainly made their job easier and hopefully saved ourselves money.  This is the last major redo for this house and we couldn't be happier about that.  ( I do need to paint and do curtains for some rooms but that is not major, that's fun)  This is not fun.  Our friends, Paul and Jennifer, came buy last night with a saws-all to help us with something we couldn't do.  I guess if you have the right tools all jobs are easier.  So here are some pictures of the progress.  Two more days of demolition and then the carpenter, then the electrician, then the drywall , and then the cabinets, then finish up the plumbing and electric.  Hope to be done by the 4th of July, but that may be optimistic.

May I add that we are trying to live and cook while all this is going on!  I know, that's crazy!


  1. Oh the flashbacks from our doing the Pleasantview House. It's so worth it, and the tired bones will finally be rested, but you have to keep your sense of humor throughout it all...that's the hardest part!

  2. That's for sure Ann! One more hard day and then the professionals take over. I think the demolition is the hardest!