demolition man!

day two of demo
(removing the old wood paneling was day one - the only thing close to being worth a picture
from that day was the 9 or so layers of old wallpaper - dating back to the early days of the house)

digging into walls
this used to be the old exterior wall of the house in its first life (sometime in the 20's)

nothing a good ol' crowbar can't handle

starting to see the new sightlines

that's day three!


Week 29 (and the project begins!)

the long awaited, and much anticipated kitchen project begins in earnest
with a visit from Dad and the removal of the old cabinets.
this guy needs a better labor union - all we had to do to pay him was
to sprinkle some loose change around (I think he tallied $.98 over the course of the week)
for him to find on the floor!
a Friday night schnitzel was the bonus.

"so, is that pail where we'll bathe the new baby?"

wow! look at that lean, mean, workin' machine! (Dad, that is)
we took on a whiteboard list of jobs for the week, finished them all, and
even knocked out a few other to-do's that weren't on the list (pesky hole in the roof, etc.)



week 28 (lady liberty)

freedom gets momma excited

nothing says American spirit on Independence Day in Seattle like a 
big blow-up Statue of Liberty head at the top of the hill in Gasworks Park