Almost one week into the project. The last few days have been focused on demolition, getting utilities reconnected, lining up sub contractors, and ordering materials.
Personally, I had a difficult time even doing a walk through because the amount of work to do seems overwhelming, but the Mr. assures me that he has done this many times on other people's houses (including ours) and not to worry.
I guess it is like house boot camp. Tear you down and build you up.
Anyway, half bath is gutted.
The carpet is up in the living room which has become a staging area for doors, windows, and wood.
Kitchen looks pretty sad with all its guts showing.
The Mr. setup his meditation chair in the fourth bedroom.
Finally got my first good look at the exterior. Yuck. All this siding will have to be replaced.
Here's the front without snow. The landscaper starts on Wednesday and first thing on the agenda is ripping out those bushes. Too bad I have to go to work. I hear there will be a back hoe involved. Always a good time.
Rear view. Going to need to replace the siding back there as well.
The lot is very nice. Quite deep and the back half is wooded with a nice upward slope that provides some privacy from the neighbors in the rear.
See that cement post to the right and the other one covered with the blue tarp? Those mark the fallout shelter. Yup, when I checked the permit history with the town hall turns out in 1961 a fallout shelter was installed. Duck and cover, baby.
Time permitting, might dig it up for a look see.
The Mr. is pretty tired. He hadn't planned on doing so much of the demolition himself. Hopefully help will arrive on Monday and he can spend his days in the barn making cabinets and whatnot.
Until next week...