We bought this house about 6 years ago
as a major fixer upper.
That is to say
it was more of a disaster
then we even originally suspected.
Things I never want to speak of again.
Things we laugh over at parties.
Like the 1/2 a Xerox machine the previous
owner buried next to the driveway
so he didn't have to pay to get rid of it.
...Or the pipes that got eaten away
because he didn't service the
water treatment equipment.
...Or the tub drain - that separated from the tub
when it was full of kids and water.
I still don't have walls in my laundry room.
The kids never took baths again
and have a fear of seventies bathroom fixtures.
Well time has come to fix some of those
cosmetic issues since the underlying issues
have been corrected.
Remember the boiler blew a few months ago?
Well the garage basically needs
an entire overhaul
as it was never poured correctly.
Since the basement was gutted
we decided to just bite the bullet
and fix the entire mess.
Floor was severly damaged and laid
smack on the dirt so it's
broken up waiting to be hauled away.
Five hours of sawing and jackhammering
accompanied by dogs barking was awesome.
Now to have it hauled away
Of course the house looks like
a cocaine factory after a bust.
And these two are fit to be tied.
We've already lived through one house being renovated.
This is the first time for the girls.
I think their first comment was,
So as soon as this garage work is done -
it's on to the basement-
Anyone else out there renovating this year?
Hope your having a great Friday wherever you are.