~LEFT WINDOW REMOVED~
OK Peeps! If you been following our window redo (which is actually part of what will eventually be a total kitchen makeover!) you know our side windows came in this past week! You can read about that here! If you'd like to go back and catch up on the other posts where we removed a window seat, etc., you can read about that part here and here!
Now..when you have construction going on everything turns into a big fat mess! :( Bah! Now as excited as I am to have this latest project ovahhhhhhh it actually has been very interesting to watch. I'm just over-the-moon happy that I'm not the one actually doing the work.
I have to admit though I did duck out of the house for the majority of the day on Saturday for a day of shopping with my favorite girl in the world (that would be my daughter, Adrienne...clothes, clothes, and more clothes)! YUMMO!!! Truth be told I just couldn't handle all that hammering and banging!
~ORIGINAL BACK DOOR REMOVED~
~EEE GADS...WHAT A MESS~
~CLOSING UP THE OLD BACK ENTRY~
~MY GUY SURVEYING HIS WORK~
(Yes...it was fabulous)
~A REALLY BIG JOB~
Now...I know just by a quick glance you won't be able to tell the one thing that took literally HOURS for my Mr. AGPMan to do...can you see it? Any guesses?
Well...see that little plug-in on the wall (lower left corner)? If you scroll up to the first picture you'll see it wasn't there. It had originally been under the window (where the French Doors are now) and by law/code we had to have one right near that spot. This meant moving lots of electrical stuff (up and over the door, ceiling and inside the roof)...what a nightmare!
~WORKING WAY PAST DARK~
I finally headed off to bed once everything was secure~I couldn't keep my eyes open any longer! I sorta thought the removal of the old center window and replacing it with French Doors and then installing new side windows wouldn't be that big a deal!
BUT WHAT DO I KNOW?
I Paint and Sew!
I DON'T DO CONSTRUCTION!
Since this is a work-day for the hubster guess who gets to clean all the debris up? Yep...that would be me! But, this girl isn't complaining! No-Sir-Ree! After seeing how exhausted my guy was after all the work it's the least I can do!
The second window won't be installed for a few days as least. Trim work needs to be installed on the outside to further secure the house and the old entry needs to be insulated and sheet-rocked and a piece of the original paneling in the house (it's the very old and fabulous stuff) will be removed from another wall (one that is coming out) and placed over the old doorway to match the existing wall. This is going to take a lot of work...and time!
I'm not EVEN going to venture a guess how much all this work would have cost us! I'm sure a working-crew of 4 or 5 super-experienced construction workers could have done everything much faster than my Mr. AGPMan. But...knowing the blood, sweat and tears (yep...there were some!) he put into it has made this latest project all the more special to me! No doubt the re-do price would have certainly cost us some super-duper-big-bucks!
And there you have it!
THE HAMMERING CONTINUES...MORE SOON!
Love to you this beautiful Spring day...