I am sitting here, trying to catch up with everyone and all I can hear is hammering up in our bathroom. Today the excavation started! Our bathroom, kitchen, roof and siding will all be replaced before December! We signed the papers today for our loan (Yeah! We got it! Whew…) and now 2 guys that can barely fit into our tiny Cape Cod bathroom are ripping the crap out of it. I figure as long as no drywall comes crashing down on my head we’re all good! And hopefully, by the time this is all over, our home will look like new! I’ll be posting pictures as we go. Here is the start!
YA KNOW WHEN YOU GO TO THE DENTIST AND HE STARTS DRILLING IN YOUR HEAD? THAT’S WHAT TODAY IS STARTING OUT LIKE. THE “2 SCOTTS” (Their names are Scott & Scott) ARRIVED AT 7:30AM…AND IMMEDIATELY STARTED TEARING TILE OFF OUR WALLS…USING A JACKHAMMER OF SOME TYPE. IT’S VERY LOUD HERE! OH CRAP…NOW I HEAR PIECES COMING DOWN INTO OUR LAUNDRY ROOM! THIS SUCKS! GOTTA GO! I’LL GET BACK TO THIS LATER!
6 inches?!?! That’s how much concrete was on the bathroom floor. And the 2 Scott’s took ALL DAY hammering and sawing and carrying concrete out of the house because otherwise it would just stack up so high they could never get out! Crazy stuff! And it goes to show how well homes were built 70 years ago. No wonder they last…they’re encased in concrete! Oh well…can’t wait to see what kind of noise they make tomorrow!
Well…the Scott’s managed to get all the concrete out of the house. I gotta give those guys credit. They hauled trash cans and bags and chunks out for about 6 hours and then got ahead of schedule and decided they were gonna tackle the venting and lighting! Amazing what these guys are doing! So now what are they doing? Nothing…’cause it’s the weekend. But on Saturday the upstairs bathroom toilet decided to leak again and flooded water all over all their stuff downstairs! We got plumber to come over and replace the seal (only cost me $275), but at least now we have the ORIGINAL problem taken care of. Now it’s on to next week when the guys tackle the tile and more electricity issues.