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Saturday, May 3, 2014

Reno Not Demo

At last!
Things are going INTO our house and not being ripped out.

To date we have replaced the wiring, heating, plumbing (including the drains) and hot water system. It will be a brand new old house! I don't want to discuss the cost blowout, there has certainly been plenty of that, but it will be worth it down the track. We won't need to rip up any new work to replace 100-year old drains any time soon.

Walking through our house today was better, I fell in love with it all over again. It's been difficult watching it being ripped apart, though I've had so many decisions to make that I haven't had time to experience the emotions fully.

So here are some photos. If you've been following them to date (many of you have told me it's like watching a reno show) then you may notice that we no longer have holes in the floors and ceilings, the kitchen bulkhead has been roughed out with drywall and the walls and bathroom framing have been done in the basement.

Next we (I say 'we', of course I mean 'they') need to move the water supply, sprayfoam and drywall. Flooring will be replaced in the upstairs bedroom and tiling can start. Then the kitchen can start to take shape. I'm pretty sure we'll move in without that completed but we have a barbeque so it'll be ok.

It's getting tight. We move in four weeks!

Probably I should go do some packing but I think I'll have a glass of wine and read some magazines instead.
Having moved house and country more times than I care to remember I'm not remotely bothered about that part. It might still be a dusty building site when we move in, but I'll put up with anything to just get in there!
This rental property is telling us to move. The fridge keeps going on the blink, the toilet isn't flushing properly and today the washing machine died. Whilst our landlords are good about fixing things I just want to be in control of my own stuff again.

Oh, and we can get that cat!

I'm off to find the corkscrew. Hope you are enjoying your weekend...

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