Sunday, May 22, 2011

May 22, 2011

And the filling of the trench continues!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

May 15, 2011

And the walls (or at least the drywall) keep coming down.  Don't worry the swans were saved.  And in that last photo, Dave found an old dead wasp nest in the wall around the window. 

Thursday, May 12, 2011

May 12, 2011

The bathtub for the upstairs bathroom has arrived.  It's a heavy beast, cast iron and all.  I'm so giddy to have it, but we have a while before we're really ready for it.  For now it rests on our front porch in true hillbilly style.  I'm sure the neighbors who already hate us are loving this recent addition.

Monday, May 2, 2011

May 2, 2011

Removing the trim that will be stripped and put back in place later.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A picture is worth 1,000 words (in our case many of them curse words)

I'm starting a chronological series of photos of the house project.  Each date will have an individual post.  I hope to add descriptions later, but at this point even just getting the photos together will be quite a feat!

May 1, 2011

The bathroom demo continued

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

April 27, 2011

The walls come down but the swans remain.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

April 26, 2011

Taking down the shower wall, finding the surprise of two elegant swans.  Ok, maybe they're not so elegant.

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 22, 2011

The great crap room clean out and the upstairs bathroom remodel.  I'm so excited!  The stuff rags, pipes and sawdust were in the floor where Dave opened it up. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011

April 21, 2011

Selecting tile for the upstairs bathroom.  So excited to finally be working on something aesthetic, not structural.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

April 16, 2011

Progress means trips to the dump and the nursery. 

Friday, April 8, 2011

April 8, 2011

The final segment of the foundation wall being poured.  You may not understand just how exciting this is.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

February 20, 2011

Often when people come by and look at the massive work project going on in our yard, I'll offer to take them on a little tour of the new basement.  This gives me an opportunity to build goodwill with the neighbors who might be offended by the eyesore that is our yard.  I've met some very nice people this way and our project has gained some very enthusiastic supporters.  Many people worried that the house would be torn down to make room for condos when it was for sale in 2005.  Most people are relieved to hear that we don't plan on making huge alterations that will make the house less of a true representation of the original structure. 
I mention this now because in addition to the human visitors to the construction site, Dave found foot prints that show raccoons are also fascinated by the progress.  I just hope they don't plan on moving in.