We all took a break from the construction job and went for a long walk into town on Sunday, followed by bbq at Caleb and Tania’s. Mizzy, Caleb’s dog, was still missing (she came back back two days later, after she went missing for a total of 5 days!) During this time we hanged with Caleb and Tania also on Saturday night and actually had one of the most pleasant summer evening ever at Caleb’s brother house, cooking around a fire in their farm out in the country, chilling and talking while all the boys (oh so many little boys) were playing together.
Roland built a crane to lift the second radiator, the one in the dining room! Brilliant idea… a job that was almost impossible for five man to do, Roland did with almost no effort.
Here a few shots of how inspired and excited Andrew is of all the construction going on in the house. He managed to hammer down one of the post along the railing, and loved to keep putting it back and hammering it away, until we had to completely remove it; the new ‘hole’ in the railing along the stairs pleased Andrew immensely since that became his new way of getting up and down the stairs, using his tool bench as the ‘first step up’.
The new stairs and new door to the basement are getting done. We moved the door from the kitchen to the hallway to make more space in the new kitchen and it is coming along quite nicely.
Andrew loves his rocking chair! Here he is playing the harmonica and eating cherries. He also sits on it also while simply listening to music… very cuuute.
Andrew adora la sua seggiolina a dondolo! Qui sta suonando l’armonica e mangiando ciliege. Rimane seduto tranquillo anche solamente ad ascoltare musica… veramente carino…
The day after Demolition Day was Memorial Day Holiday and Caleb, Melissa and Perry came to help some more The kitchen’s linoleum and underlying boards got removed, discovering a nice, thick wood floor, which is old but it could look nice once sanded… we’ll see. This time it was impossible to keep Andrew out of the work room, he had to help some! So here are a few cute pictures. Andrew got totally inspired by all the tools and work being done and can’t talk about anything else… it is all quite exciting to him.
Here the men are removing from the kitchen the 500 pound hot water heating radiator made of cast iron… it was a crazy task to accomplish because of the incredible weight, but that also got done! Good job everybody! We ended the day with a fun bbq and some stayed and put in a few more hours.
Here a shot of the kitchen by mid afternoon, of Kirsi hanging out with her Bandit, and of Andrew hanging out with mama and Jamal.
Here more of Rachael working on the chimney, the bricks under the wall look nice and in good condition; Melissa is discovering some unbelievably old wall paper with carriages and such.
The chimney job is tedious and takes a lot of time… Rachel was totally on top of it and made it her personal battle to get it accomplished, Kirsi who was helping everywhere it was most needed, helped with that too. The interior walls are coming down too with Caleb and Tania hard on the job!!