Who said, "When it rains it pours"? Right now it's pouring on our parade. It's been a week of deciding how to tackle this house. Experience from our last battle with this house has taught us to move upstairs and not try to live among the dust and construction.
It all sounded good when we headed out to Home Depot to load up on supplies. No sense in fighting with walls and plumbing. We decided to just remove the walls and bring all the pipes upstairs so we don't ever run into the freezing problem again. Since ALL the pipes need replacing it just seems the easiest way to handle it.
Here are photo's from our of last battle with this house. First we had to strip away the 1970's brown paneling, then the 1930's plaster board and finally we were down to the hand cut lumber the house was made out of...no studs, no insulation.
All the ceilings were the metal grid office type and under that was plaster board. There was also the original wiring from the 1920's and newer wiring which was not up to code.
We tried to live in the rooms while we studded it out and insulated. It was just an awful way to live!
Anyway, now that we are tuned up and ready to do it, last night I head something pop in my hip. With the disease I have it's not uncommon to get little fractures, and of course my bones chose now to get one. I don't know how much help I'll be this weekend. Today I was in awful pain but it seems to be getting better with each hour.
Anyway, I'll post when I can, but don't expect too much with all this going on. Tammy, thanks a bunch for the offer. We are just not near the stage of painting and finishing. Just getting water running again so we can move in will be a real challenge.