In Progress & seeing some light

I’ve been short on the posts lately, but we’ve been deep in the remodel. Here’s what we have going on this week. Stripping hell continues. I seriously think I am paying penance for property damage I must have inflicted in a previous life. The back of the house has been completely ripped out & is…

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More Stripping Hell

Stripping hell continues. Let’s review what we are stripping in our little house. 1. All of the Doug Fir beams – like 30 feet long and maybe 20 of them. 2. All of the mahogany trim and wood around the house. Yes, idiots covered it all in paint. 3. Concrete Block inside and outside the…

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Excavation Has Finally Started

After MUCH preparation and scheduling and wondering if we were crazy (yes), excavation has begun! I stopped by the house and thought they must have accidentally been digging for a swimming pool. There was a massive amount of earth being moved. As part of the remodel/restoration/craziness, we had to replace our original 1955 clay sewer…

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Demolishing the Kitchen

My brother, Kirby, and my Dad came out from Louisiana for the week to help with the demolition. They gutted the kitchen and removed the kitchen cabinets with the most loving care possible, since we want to re-use every last drop of our mahogany. We knew the frames (outer parts) were made from solid mahogany…

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