Friday, July 3, 2015

And We Have Action!

Well, here we go!! We've got the permits, the dumpster, and the day's a perfect storm!

If you want to see the house before it got demolished, click here for a quick video through the space.

The day started around noon, as we had a few things to take care of at the rental houses. And then...
This was the first wall section to come down

The kids were allowed to draw something on the wall. Kenna's is a girl, Brooks' is a snorkeler, and Grey's is a stun gun (lol!)

They worked hard today, for sure. They carried out all the debris and stacked the dumpster with only minimal help from Mom & Dad - it was a LOT of work. Daddy bought them their own little work gloves "with grippers" from Home Depot, and that seemed very exciting to them, and was quite motivating I think!

Second wall section to come down

So here you can see from the dining room to the front door, all 4 smaller wall sections are down now, and our friend came over to help smash things for a bit:-) He's working on the main wall, which can't come down quite yet, as it's the supporting wall

View froo the kitchen door

From the former front hallway

From the hallway 

Buh Bye fake wooden beams. Don't let the door hit ya on the way out!

They got really really good at hammering and pulling out nails, and they were so dedicated to it - it was HOT outside, and they didn't complain or ask for breaks:-)

30 yard dumpster, and we've filled it up a bit!

Living room & dining room

View from the laundry room door - the kitchen cabinets and fridge are gone!

From the dining room into the kitchen. Temporary resting place for the fridge:-)

View from the dining room

From the front door
And well, thats all we got done before dinner:-) More tomorrow!


  1. love every pic. so glad the kids get to experience this. they'll talk about it for forever! :)

    1. I know! They are completely in shock at the whole process - they were too young to remember other "major" stuff we've done, so they are making funny comments. But it's soooo nice how well they can work now!