Demolition Weekend Recap

This last weekend was our Demo Party. We had quite a good turnout on Saturday. We had 19 people show up ready to work! We had backyard people, inside people, and floaters. And every single person was a Rockstar! Seriously, we asked a lot of our friends and family and they responded. I’m not sure how many felt like they were hit by a bus the next day, but they rocked it Saturday.

Outside we had Grandma and Grandpa Jacob manning the fire. Remember all that “landscaping” we pulled out a while back? Well, it needed to be disposed and it couldn’t go into the dumpster. So we burned it. Only wood – no garbage. We burned through that entire pile of foliage plus a bunch more that got chopped down during the day by my dad. It’s actually starting to look like a yard and not a forest preserve!

Inside was just as amazing. Our friends were tasked with taking every wall down. If it’s a wall, it’s coming down. And they freaking delivered! By the end of Sunday we had most of the wallboard (I’m not sure we ever figured out what that stuff really is) down except for a few pieces in some corners.

We also have all the ceilings down and cleaned up except for the dining/living room ceiling. And that’s mostly because we ran out of room in the dumpster. Looks like we’ll be getting dumpster #3 very soon.

Nick is in Atlanta for work and he said he was excited to have a couple days away from Frankie. Sad isn’t it? We can’t wait to go to work so there is a break from the house work!

Recap on Demo Party:

  • 19 people came to help
  • 40 yards of garbage tossed
  • 20+ walls gone
  • 4 ceilings gone
  • 50+ hotdogs consumed
  • Tons of foliage/trees burned
  • 150 outlets and miles of electrical wire removed from the basement
  • Not one major injury!

…and tons of work accomplished.

Success!!! 

Some in-process Pictures

Walls coming down in Living Room and Master Bedroom

Angel of the Dumpster

The Dying Fire

Walls down – Ceiling on the Floor

Walls / Ceiling down – laundry room, second bedroom

Dr. Seuss Conduit, 150 electrical outlets, miles of wire

 End of the Weekend Pictures
(Please pardon the dust!)

From Living Room to Bedroom/Bathroom

From Living Room to Bedroom/Bathroom

From Laundry Room to Bedroom/Basement Stairs

From Laundry Room to Bedroom/Basement Stairs

From Master Bedroom to Hall/Other Bedroom

From Master Bedroom to Hall/Other Bedroom

From Living Room to Master Bedroom

From Living Room to Master Bedroom

From Living/Dining Room to Hall/Bathroom/Bedrooms

From Living/Dining Room to Hall/Bathroom/Bedrooms

From Dining/Living Room to Kitchen

From Dining/Living Room to Kitchen

Looking from Den to Kitchen

Looking from Den to Kitchen

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