Sunday, April 1, 2007

It's Done!! We move in tomorrow!

Sorry.. couldn't be helped.

Happy April Fool's Day! :D

Back in real life, Sunday is a lot harder to get out of bed with everything still sore from Saturday, knowing how much needs to be done.. But our amazing friends dagged themselves over for some good time fun! The worst part was dragging the endless cans of plaster and debris down the 2 flights of stairs.. Did I mention how freakishly heavy the plaster is??

After a couple dozen trips down to the already full dumpster, I discovered a great way to get out of stair duty: fall down them.
Note to my mom: I'm fine

A few minutes with some ice and some advil and I was off to the dump with another FULL load of lathe and other odd bits of wood, while the gang kept plugging away at the upstairs. We still have a bunch more to do up there, but ultimately the dumpster was full and everyone was exhausted, so we called it a day.

Here are some of the results of the weekend:

<-- This is the main part of the downstairs, which is looking much more and more like the workshop it's going to be.

<-- This is the view looking from the garage toward the back of the house. There is a TON of space down there

<-- This is in back looking towards the front of the house. Pretty much all that's down there is doors.

We have an abundance of doors upstairs, as well. This is in the front room looking towards the back.

Look at all that space behind the wall.. know what I see? That's right, closets!

This is the soon-to-be master bedroom, with what's left of the upstairs kitchen

As you can see, there's still plenty to do up there.

But this! This is going to be our secret room. It's behind the window over the porch.. only about 4 feet at the peak.. the possibilities are endless!


Anonymous said...

I've been following your progrees via BT and now here on your BLOG.
Its always great to see a house saved and renovated.
You guys are doing a great job, keep it up.


Valencia said...

Incredible! I hope that you are healing nicely. Please rest.

Anonymous said...

Is that a doorbell transformer at the electrical junction box in that attic secret room picture? And fairly new romex? Looks like fun. I always admired that house. The library at 8th and Santa Clara has a booklet about historical houses on your block of Pacific Avenue and your house was considered very special. I think the author was Woody Minor.

irene said...

I've heard about a book that might have our house in it, now I know where to go to find it, thank you so much!!

The city came in twice in the last 10 years to do work because the house was uninhabitable. That's where the liens came from, which is why the evil grandkids wound up selling the place, instead of keeping it.
Wiring was one of the the things they did, and there is a modern subpanel on the main floor of the house. There was clearly work done on the top floor too, but there doesn't seem to be any power getting up there. Once we have all the debris out, that will be much easier to trace.