Friday, January 9, 2009

Demo is under way!

Work is progressing at a steady place at the new house.

The cabling guy finished up most of his work yesterday, installing two runs of cat6 ethernet cabling to five rooms in the house. He ended up cutting some holes in the drywall in various rooms, but nothing too drastic.

The demo crew came in yesterday and tore up the landing at the bottom of the stairs, the stairway, and around the front door. Wow, what a difference. The tear-down revealed some neat stuff in the ceiling (check the link to Flickr). Most importantly, ripping out the closet in the laundry room opened up a whole lot of space. We hope one day to put a chest freezer in there.

Today they're expecting to put up new drywall and start taping and mudding and all that.

A second-opinion call about the Heat Recovery Ventilator paid off. The new guy's estimate is about half as expensive and about a tenth as scary as the guy from Sears.

Still working on getting the dishwasher addressed. Beyond missing a door handle, the thing is filthy and we can't figure out how to put the drawers in properly, if the drawers are even intact.

This weekends tasks include caulking the tubs, filling nail, screw and anchor holes in the walls, and hopefully starting on some painting.

Oh, and we have to pack the apartment. Yeah, that.

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