Monday, February 14, 2011

Demolition–Day 2

Jody and his assistant Jason arrived shortly after 8 a.m.  They set to work straight away, unloading tools, sheetrock, moulding, wood  and a bunch of other stuff.

By 10 a.m. the upstairs bathroom  was completely gutted right down to the studs…except for the bathtub.

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They worked non stop until about 12:30 p.m. at which time they broke for lunch which I prepared for them…Cornish pasties, mashed potatoes, salad…and chocolate cake for dessert.

By 1:15 p.m. they were back to work and by 2:30 p.m. all the insulation and sheet rock had been installed.

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The black and white tile on the floor is original to the house which we would have loved to keep but it unfortunately was not salvageable.

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Shortly after 3 p.m. Jody and Jason called it a day and left to go and get the 15+ gallons of paint and additional supplies.  Tomorrow there will be 4 men here working, so we should really see some progress made by the end of the day.

And where will I be?

At my Tuesday hook-in from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.  Yay!

And no…I’m not going to show you the mess that we’re living in.

Kaarenlg

19 comments:

Marie said...

This is so exciting - I can hardly wait till tomorrow. I feel like it is my house going through this (and I live in a new house.)

Hugs - Marie

Susannah said...

Hi Kaaren...Looks as if things are moving along quickly. It is going to be so nice. I love reading the reports from you. Interesting!

Have fun tomorrow!
Susannah

WoolenSails said...

They are doing a nice job and working quickly, so that will be nice for you, not having a mess too long. Can't wait to see the finished look.

Debbie

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Isn't it wonderful to have workers that really do work?? We had both sets when we moved. And I would choose the fast efficient worker over the hourly wager any day.

Quilt Hollow said...

Do you have to cook for your contractors? I thought that was nice of you!

Marsha said...

How exciting to finally get things going! Your lunch sounds so yummy, be careful, if you keep feeding them so well, they may slow things down so they can enjoy wonderful lunches even longer!

Dolores said...

Just asking, but if drywall/gyprock is in the washroom, especially around the tub, shouldn't it be the green waterproof one or the cement one?

ann said...

you are so nice to fix lunch for the guys. Don't you just love to go to hook So much fun

Judy C said...

Karen, lucky you have good workers, looks like the don't leave much of a mess! can't wait to see the finished product!
I love the little rose painted box in your header picture, did you paint it?

Mama Pea said...

I'm so jealous. We have two bathrooms that need redoing. We are hoping to do one over spring break. It will be me and my husband. It will take us two or three days to get to that point, I bet! Wow! Those guys did a lot of work in a short time! Very excited for you!

Candace said...

Real progress, Kaaren! I am intrigued by that diagonal beam in the middle of your bathroom? Is it a roof truss? You'll have such a surprise coming home after hooking tomorrow!
Cheers!

Kim D. said...

It looks like they made real progress today. I bet you are so excited. Lunch sounded yummy, I bet they were so pleased.

Darlene said...

Wahoooooo!!!!! They will be done before you know it.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh wow! There is progress now!

Muddling Through said...

Sounds like you've got a good team on the job. That's a lot done already!

Judith said...

I know the kind of mess your living in. We do it quite regularly here. We seem to just get one mess cleared then we start another project and we got another mess. Nevermind though it's all going to be worth it in the end. Enjoy your crocheting day.

Elyte said...

Those boys are doing a great job but how could they keep working after such a substantial lunch!

Stephanie said...

If I come help Jody and Jason can I share lunch? I've always provided for my movers...sort of a bribe so they take extra special care of my things.

Needled Mom said...

What fun to watch things taking shape!!!! It is going to look fabulous when it is done.