Sunday, December 23, 2007

Week 3

Sunday, Decemcer 9th
Christian had to work today, so I brought Damien to my in-laws and went to work with the wall slotter again on the top floor. In the afternoon my father-in-law finished them up and I planned the slots in our new and improved kitchen/dining area.

Monday, December 10th
A container is now the adornment of our driveway. Christian is off work today and put even more slots in our walls. He also started to shovel all the rubble from our garage into the container.

Tuesday, December 11th
My mother-in-law picked me up from the early shift at work and together we worked in the house. She shoveled the rubble into the container, while I put more slots into our walls as long as there was light enough to see what I was doing. Later I joined her.

Wednesday, December 12th
Same procedure as yesterday. Today we emptied the garage.Credits: frame from Fancy Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]; staple from Unadorned Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]

Thursday, December 13th
No one worked at the house today. In the evenings I planned our kitchen yet again, I think I'm on version 12 by now...

Friday, December 14th
We didn't work in the house today after work. We decided to save our energy for tomorrow when we will take down the top floor. I started to look for lamps on eBay and found the perfect ones for the stairs - little satin stainless steel LED lamps that shine only onto the stairs. Here is a sneak peek:
Credits: ribbonframe from TwoLittlePixels Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]

Saturday, December 15th
Can we fix it? Yes, we can! Today we took down all the walls and ceilings adjoining the roof and removed the old insulation. My dad drove all the up from Birkenfeld again and together with Christain and me and some help from Christian's dad we removed it all in one day.
Take a look
Credits: frame from Stationary Plus 2 by [ksharonkdesigns]; staple from Unadorned Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]
Don't we look like white teletubbies that played in the dirt?
We found some surprises too - 2 old birds nests, about 20 small wasps'/hornets' nests, and one huge hornets' nest. I have never seen one that large before in my life!
Credits: frame from Stationary Plus 2 by [ksharonkdesigns]; tape from Unadorned Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]
This is what it looked like when we were finished, drumroll please:
Credits: frame from Stationary Plus 2 by [ksharonkdesigns]; staple from Unadorned Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]
It really wasn't as bad as we thought it would be. My dad had the brilliant idea to take off one plasterboard panel, pull out the insulation behind it right onto big garbage bags, and then take off the adjourning plasterboards, instead of taking it all down together and sorting it out later. That way it wasn't as itchy & dirty as expected. We were also able to throw the large plasterboards pieces right out the top floor window into the container. So at the end of the day we even managed to smile on the way home.

Credits: frame from Missing You Freebie by [ksharonkdesigns]

3 comments:

Mrs. Wresh said...

I cannot believe how much work ya'll are doing on that house. Holy Cow! What a wonderful time for you and all of your family who are helping. These are the times that memories are made of! I cannot wait to see pictures of it all done!!!

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Jenny said...

Wow, I've been reading your snippets about how much work you're doing on your new house on your freebies blog, but I had NO clue how much you've been doing! Holy cow, girl, you are the do-it-yourself queen!!