Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Demolition

We decided to put some blown-in insulation in our house in an attempt to make it warmer this winter. There is a rebate from the gas company that will help pay for it. Anyway, yesterday we decided that before the company comes to insulate our attic space, we wanted to expand some of the closets as much as possible. So therefore, we get to demolish some of the walls. This is actually what we should do our house. Just do whatever we have to do FAST instead of thinking we have years to do it.

This is the closet at the top of the stairs. It is long and skinny. We want to make it at least twice as wide.
Cadence wanted to assist (for short periods of times and we let her). I got to work for about 45 minutes before the kids were tired of being neglected. Cooper was sick of the bouncer and Cadence didn't like the loud sound of ripping the lathe and plaster off the wall. She wouldn't be babysat by a movie unless I was with her. (What is wrong with my kids?)

Chris and I wore dust masks because there was definite dust. Ninety years of lathe and plaster on the walls and it is finally coming down. The house is probably saying "THANK YOU" because we are helping it lose weight. Destruction is kind of fun!!!


The majority of the lathe and plaster is gone (we just need to tear down the ceiling). Hopefully, tonight we will build a new wall. Tomorrow, sheetrock and be ready by Friday. Can we really get this done before the insulation people come? I'm not sure. All I know is that I like doing these spur-of-the-moment improvements with deadline much more than taking years. If anyone wants to watch the kids Thursday night, let me know. Then it might get done sooner:)
At the end of the evening, Chris' dust mask was black! He was filthy. It was a good things we decided to use the masks so we didn't inhale all that lovely dust!

7 comments:

Brian and Jaime said...

Don't you just love living in a zone of construction. It is all so exciting and also very annoying! your new closets will be great!!!

Kristina P. said...

You guys are awesome! I would never let my husband do something like this. The profanity coming out of his mouth would burn the neighbor's ears off.

Terry and Jessica said...

I agree! Doing things spur of the moment not only gets things done, but keeps your life entertaining and unpredictable! People may think we are crazy, but who cares!

Camille said...

I offered to take my friend's kids for that night so she and he could finally have a getaway for their anniversary that was in August. If they decide not to take me up on the offer... I will take your kiddlets. :)

Aaron and crystal said...

WOW destruction is fun. Blown insulation huh? I didn't know they were giving a rebate for that.. too bad I am not a home owner. :(

Tina said...

OH MY! I'd volunteer to watch them for you (as you've done so many times for me before), but I have Enrichment tonight. Call me if you can't find anyone else, and maybe I could skip. Good luck with the project!

Heather said...

We just had them come and blow in insulation in our old house. These old houses didn't have insulation when they were built. I am hoping it helps with our heating bills this winter. Demolition is always fun and easy but it is the coming up with money to fix things up once you demolish that isn't so easy hence our bathroom has been torn apart for over a year!