Thursday, 27 October 2016

A little bit of life

So, things totally are happening at the house... but as I said in my last post, it's mostly just demo.

Since finding the dry rot we had to change gears on our demolition plans but we hope to get some of it taken care of this weekend. Which is a very good thing because the temperature around here has dropped quite drastically in the last week. As a lover of cold weather, I am floored. But as an owner of a partially demolished house that does not have insulation in it or the heat turned on? I am less than enthused.

But onto the main topic of this post: our lives, more specifically... HALLOWEEN.

From September until pretty much the end of January is my all-time favourite. There is SO much to do, I love the clothes, I love the food, I love how deliciously busy (in the best way) I get.

Taken last week before I got in the car to drive to work.
Kallonen Maple Farm.

Monday, 24 October 2016

A break from demo

Before you start to panic on our behalf... no. We are not taking a break from demolition. I just thought that YOU might want a break from it.

I haven't been very consistent with my updates lately and going through my photos I realised that I haven't even been taking many pictures. The reason for that is because it's all demo. Demo, demo, demo. I'm getting bored with it, therefore I assume you all must be too.

To fill you in on where we currently stand:
- Living room is completely down to the studs
- We found some extensive dry rot in there that we need to take care of so we decided to get the main floor down to the studs before fixing it so we can just do it all at once
- As of yesterday, the main floor (with the exception of the kitchen since that was a much newer addition and should be easy to demo) is completely down to the studs!!
- we need to take stock on where all of the dry rot is and then we will work to repair it all on the main floor.
- After the main floor is solid, the next step will be to get the upstairs back to the studs (and to sister up a beam in the master bedroom ceiling)

Living room down to the studs. I don't have any pictures of the bathroom/study or the dining room.
I'm a terrible blog writer.. sorry.

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

A taste of the "fun part"

As anyone who talks to me (or reads this blog) knows... I am SO over demolition. I'm pretty sure I was over it two days in to be perfectly honest.

But with some amazing help (shout out to Dave, Candice, Greg, and my parents!) I can actually see the end of demo. Don't get your hopes up. If anything, we have now EXTENDED the timeline for when we might be able to move in because we found some dry rot that we need to take care of. The good news is that the living room is completely down to the studs. No plaster. No lath. No insulation!!

My parents working away removing lath and the oh so messy insulation.