Today our friend Austin came over and helped us get a LOT done on the house. He really knows what he's doing (he's a professional framer) and so he dug right in. This last week Rick rented a jackhammer and got all the concrete up around the plumbing but wasn't able to get a hole through the outside wall of the foundation. He was also able to dig a trench from the laundry room across to the bathroom wall, which is what our plumber asked us to do. Austin brought a tool to get the hole through the foundation done, so Rick was able to do that first today while Austin and I worked on getting all of the rest of the kitchen floor tile up.
Our sad living room, filled to the brim with displaced stuff and construction items
Austin, standing where our pantry used to be, and Rick standing where the fridge normally goes, getting rid of our pantry
We decided to remove this wall in our kitchen to open it up, and we plan on putting cupboards in, and a little kitchen breakfast bar for some seating. I can envision it now...
You can see where the wall used to be (we still need to move the electrical), looking towards the front door, you can also see all the tile is gone
Rick and I are so glad Austin was able to help us so much today. We are SO exhausted after a day of such hard work. Tomorrow our plumber is coming to do the plumbing that goes in the trench. We are hoping Rick's Dad can come and help us pour concrete Friday to fill that all in. Austin will come back Saturday evening to frame everything in, and hopefully the plumber will come back first of next week to do the finishing plumbing. Then we will be ready for finishing work!! So we're getting closer!
We are also looking forward to Dave, Erin and Royal being in town this week and going to Angelie's (Dave's sister) wedding. We also have my Grandma's 91st birthday next weekend, which I am also looking forward to!
Hope all is well with all of you!