Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Don't fall down
Ok, with about two weeks and a day before we actually move in, we started with the basics - making sure the house didn't fall down.
Dad and Dave worked on reinforcing the termite-chewed beam and joist in the basement, and adding a little more support.
They also found more things to fix; like the broken basement window in the back, and the rotten window sill on the front basement window.
While they did that, Erin and I went to Home Depot and Lowe's. For hours. Why does the hardware store take hours? Because you can never find everything on the list at one store. Also because sending the two of us to load six sheets of 5/8" thick 10' long drywall is just a recipe for frustration and disaster. Luckily neither of us were crushed by the weight - but it was a close thing...
Finally I got to do some demolition. Two walls in the dining room had large areas where the plaster had pulled away from the lathe, so we decided to take the plaster down on those walls and replace them with drywall.