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!!
The chimney is being exposed and the wall between the kitchen and dining room is coming down…. Open space! That’s the way we like it 🙂
A DEMOLITION PARTY!
Oh yes, we are crazy! We have decided to renovate our kitchen! Just two months before the baby is due we get started… and with the kitchen, the dining room, and maybe more…. So mama did the big job of packing up all the kitchen and dining room stuff and of transforming the living room in living room/kitchen and dining area… then daddy began the big job, the planning, the design, the organization, and the demolition. Demolition started on a Friday and we really wanted to get ready for Monday to start working on it, so we organized a Sunday’s Demolition Party where ten of our dearest friends all came to help. It was amazing of how much it was accomplished in one day! Many many thanks to Sandar, Steve, Caleb, Tania, Wyatt, Rachel, Kirsi, Big Andrew, Melissa, and also Jony for helping with delicious food for everybody!
This is Andrew and mama’s favorite activity of the day, mainly because Andrew gets so excited and happy about going to water the plants. It is a very sweet time in our day.
Questa e’ una delle attivita’ preferite di Andrew e mamma perche’ Andrew is diverte un sacco ed e’ raggiante quando arriva il momento di dare da bere alle piante!