Demo with Friends

Not only has the rainy season begun, but so has the dreaded cold season.  I woke up this morning with my throat screaming at me and just daring for me to swallow.  Ouch!  But hopefully it is nothing a little TLC and a hot toddy (er, I mean, tea) won’t fix!  😉

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These ladies rocked!

As expected, we had another great weekend with lots of progress.  And we had quite the crew to help us!  God has definitely gifted us with an amazing group of friends that don’t mind getting their hands dirty on our behalf; and for that, we are forever thankful!

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Deanie and Samantha helped Mrs. Fab remove some U.G.L.Y. curtains.

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Samantha’s other half, Guillaume, got a work out digging into some drywall.

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Guess which goofy guy from last weekend this lovely lady belongs to? 😉

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Tiffany was a pro at removing pesky nails from oak trim we hope to sell or donate.

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Ty’s got some big guns! Come back any time, Ty! 🙂

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That’s right, Mr. Fixer helped too!

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These ladies were a great cleanup crew and awesome de-nailers!  Mike, who is hiding behind them, was a little camera shy! 😉

Our main project was getting the walls prepped for new windows, new electrical, and insulation. The ladies spent lots of time removing trim and de-nailing, and the guys got busy with the sledge hammer!  We got loads done and really enjoyed spending time with everyone.  What could be better?

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Limin was excited to take the first swing at this wall!

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And it’s a home run by her hubby, Nick!

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Taking a break.

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Our 1950’s house was never insulated, and it has old knob & tube wiring. The windows are all single-paned originals… brr!

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Future master.

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The wall on the left (where you can see the shower/tub peeking out) will have a new entrance for a master bath.

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This little nook will become a new closet, and the existing closet will join with the other bedroom’s closet

As you can see, dust was flying all day!  Our windows arrive on Thursday, so that will be the next big project–and as I hinted at previously, I will soon be writing up a little tutorial on how to correctly pick out and order new windows.  Also stay tuned for some minor design revisions that I’ve been working on this last week!

Be well, wash your hands, and stay healthy! 🙂

Mrs. Fab

 

 

 

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