So here we are day 5, any bets on how long before I am back in my own room? Stay tuned to see how much longer we are sleeping in the loft.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I do not know how much you can tell from the pictures but we have totally trashed my bedroom. Hopefully it will start looking like something soon. At least that will make me feel better about all the dust floating around the house.
Well it is now day three the the destruction of the bedroom. Day one consisted of emptying the room, pulling up carpet, padding, tack strips, pulling off door frames and moving cable.
Those shows on TV do not tell you just how much work is in emptying a room and and prepping it for whatever work you want to do. I would guess that is why they do not do REAL construction in these rooms. Otherwise there is NO WAY they would get it done in two days.
Day two consisted of framing, framing, framing and more framing. It seems never ending. Now I know you are out there saying .... take it easy it has only been two days.....have you never seen the amount of dust this kind of work puts out! I am here to tell you, it is everywhere and is never ending.
We are on day three with ...... you guessed it more framing!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
So stay tuned and watch our progression through the transformation of my bedroom. I guarantee that it will look nothing like this when we are completed. And yes I said we, Mike is a pro at construction, but I am a pro at demolition. I got the job of tearing up the carpet and padding. And I also get the chore of cleaning up after Mike. He does tend to just toss stuff everywhere. It is a full time job just getting all the dust, drywall, nails and such up so he does not fall over himself. I will also be in charge of painting and decorating. All in addition to trying to keep the mess in the rest of the house at bay (during construction that is not easy). Mike is the builder. And he has some way out there ideas for this room, can not wait to show you.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
The Meramec River is to reach a crest of 40 feet on Saturday, March 22, at Valley Park, higher than the previously largest crest of 39.6 feet, recorded in 1982. They are closing major roads which will add to the headache of morning traffic.
We have not had this much precipitation in many years. 1993 was our huge flood here in Missouri. Since then they re-built levees, and have built subdivisions, industrial and parks in what use to be flood planes. Those of us who grew up in these areas just shake our heads. The water will go where it wants, and no builders guarantee will stop it.
So for now we are all high and dry, no water where WE live. But to our friends who decided to believe the builders that said "new 500 year levee" we are here for you when you get wet. At least tomorrow is the first day of spring and we are to be in the 60's. Drying up in no time!