Thick concrete caked the walls, vanity, and don't even get us started on those floors. Thanks to the mighty muscles of my dad and my Geoff the concrete bunker has finally been destroyed against all odds. No telling how this pier and beam structure supported all that weight, but after 60+ years it's breathing a sigh of relief.
Therefore, my office has moved to the bedroom where I am able to immobilize her as much as possible while working on various tasks and "work stuffs." With all this fun going on having my dad's help the last couple of days has been a project-saver. Let the demolition continue.
As mentioned in the last update about the current house renovation progress, you never know what you'll find when you begin to peel back old layers during demo. Budgets and plans are fine, but you can't be sure what work is ahead of you until you look under the hood.
I love water features.
Just not beneath bathrooms.
After removing the old tub (and a subsequent rotted floor board) the not so pleasant sound of running water filled the dusty air.
That's the bad news.
The good news is, it wasn't our fault. Demo can cause its own set of problems if you hit just the wrong thing, you know. This leak was unrelated to anything we had yet to touch and judging from the fact that we had swampland where crawlspace should be, it's been there for a while.
But wait, there's more.
Given the fact that we destroyed the bathroom in our one-bath house, we headed to my folks house in Belton for the night. We returned this morning, gimpy dog in tow, to survey the damage and figure out how much of a problem (and cost) the water feature had created. As a rule in Renovation Land; when things go wrong, problems get worse before they get better. That's where the GREAT news came in. This water feature didn't play by the rules.
Geoff crawled under the house to inspect swampland's source and fixed the problem in 30 seconds by screwing a valve thing tight again ("valve thing" is plumbers talk, you know). This house might have a loose screw or two, but we'll take that quick fix over a major plumbing disaster any day. What's more, the water bills should be much improved.
Bye bye bunker; sleek new bathroom, coming up next.