Monday, September 21, 2009

Day 9

After recouping a little from our Kansas City trip, we resumed work on the house.  Mike and Kristy came over to assess our work.

After showing us his vintage can modeling skills, Mike gives us some bad news.

Mike and Kristy think that the drywall is too gross and tattered to save.  We can all agree that it is definitely gross looking, but also there isn't any insulation behind it.  We made lots of holes in it removing the cabinets, and they think that it would be easier to just replace it all at once and add insulation.  Drywall is not expensive, we hear, and our friend Scott also had a similar opinion. 

So we started right away!  This is what I did all by myself!  While I was doing this, Jason ripped up some installed carpet in our utility room that had gotten wet.  Who puts carpet in a utility room?  I guess the same person who paints their walls pink.

These tables and counter are installed in the space, so it was a chore for Jason to rip up the carpet while not destroying the work space.

Jason then helped me finish!  For all of you who thinks destroying drywall is a glamorous and fun project, think again!  We're exhausted and covered head to toe in white dust, but also pretty darn pleased with ourselves!  


  1. Hello!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. What a great house you two have, it has such potential! It's always encouraging to know others are going through the same projects that we are. I'm pretty laid back and can handle dirt but at the same time it can be a struggle for me to not have a place where I can go to relax and have order. There's good and bad days, but it's so worth it. We gals are a rare breed. :) Blessings to you on your house journey! You guys are making a lot of progress already... Nice to meet you!