Saturday, July 23, 2016

Out With The Old

All ready to start building walls
Day 10 (7/23/16)

The first general rule of novice renovation is that everything takes longer than you think it is going to. I like to believe that what I lack in skill I make up for in preventative measure. The window replacement that I thought would be finished in a day took the better part of two. That being said they are probably the most air tight part of the whole building. The last two days have been more deconstruction. Thursday we made our big order of materials that we would need to start building the walls to get going on the inside. Before we could build our wall in the back however we needed to pull out the railing and remove the carpeting. We wanted to keep the railing to use in the loft so it took a little longer taking it out without breaking anything. We had no idea what to expect when we started tearing the carpet out but it actually went a little better than expected. It was definitely a dirty job since the cushion underneath the carpeting had started to break down in the heavily trafficked areas. Before we could pull up the carpet in the northwest corner we had to move the fireproof file cabinets that have to weigh 400 pounds apiece. Once the drawers were out it wasn’t too bad. I may try to sell them on Craig’s list. Apparently people like them for gun safes. Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that all this was going down in some of the hottest weather we have had all summer. I’m not surprised though when we remodeled the Legion Hall we had one of the warmest summers in recent history. 
Gratuitous cute artist picture. 

Grandpa putting on new hinges

The back finished for now

Pulling up the railing

Look Mom, no railing


Hot day in July

Close the back door, done for the day

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