IMAG0386If we are going to be realistic I should know that nothing ever goes like it’s supposed to go when it comes to any renovation we start. I finally said no more demo when I walked out the back door of the house and saw this. Yes they removed the entire front wall and I was assured at the time that it had to be done. It’s not that I don’t believe them, it’s that I know Randy. He is a detail guy, which is great when you are building and designing your home since he will not be okay with anything less that what it should be. It’s just that I know this could go on forever.

IMAG0295So here is a picture of the interior after new windows are installed. Randy and Rick decided that this was once a chicken house. I’m not convinced of that, but it was something weird. If you notice on the left center of the picture there is a small yellow square in one wall section at floor level closest to the front window. There were a couple places like this with little hook and eye latches. Like a doggie door of sorts, though I’m not sure what people would have been letting in….or out……….


New insulation, and drywall going up.

IMAG0301All new electric. Get what I was saying before? Once you start it’s hard to stop. There were three breaker boxes in this 300 square foot space all with bad wiring.  Three times someone put wiring in this space.

IMAG0312Rick is holding the ceiling up 🙂 I’m not sure what we would have done without his help. Randy is going to be spending many hours at his house in the next few weeks. I don’t know if they have enough jobs to payback the hours he spent here!

IMAG0599 (1)Drywall in, but untaped. Looks a liiiiitle different from where we started.

In less than 5 minutes I covered a couple months worth of working all weekend and most evenings. My excuse for the delay in posting more renovation information is totally valid since I was working full time and finishing up my master’s degree. Seriously rough semester. But that is over now and I can really get into the reno. Yipee!!