I’d show you what I’m talking about - but - my digital camera died. All I have for the moment is my Minolta 35mm that shoots processing film. But I am taking those pictures! Oh - Don’t you worry ‘bout that! Yeah - this mess is gonna be a Kodak moment. No doubt about that.
Dwayne has knocked out the wall between our kitchen and living room. All that stands for the moment is the stud framing. We found four rough-cut 8” posts out in the barn - but we’re only able to use two of those. Guess they’ve been out there since this house was built. Termites managed to get to the other two posts. We’ll have to go buy two more posts for the support beams we’re putting in place of the wall. Everything will become one great room. There’s more light inside this house - already!
Due to weather conditions - we had to forego the idea of power washing and sealing the posts as they are. Instead - Dwayne did some sanding to a certain point - leaving some of the character to the posts that will also add to the dimension of texture inside the house.
But the fun part came when it was time to carry the damn thing inside the house. First one to go in is the cross beam. Booger was long and 3-man heavy! And we didn’t have three men. Found something that prolly worked better. One of my kitchen rugs - flipped upside down! LOL Set one end of the post on the rug - while Dwayne pushed it around like a kitchen broom! I was down on my hands and knees chasing the rested end - shoving it into the right direction until we got it located where we want it for now. Saved us about five more minutes of three drunks thinking about grabbing that fifth beer just as soon as they’d be laying that puppy down!
I did get this shot with the camera before it took its last breath. We actually found insulation between the studs. Dwayne had already removed and taken it all down into the basement before this shot was taken.
At this moment - all the slats on the kitchen side are now down in the basement. All the electrical wiring is gone. And Dwayne is now resetting the wiring in the proper places - where it should have been brought up - at the exterior wall. So far - we see only two rows of slats in the floor and the ceiling that will need to be replaced.
The big question is - how far will we get before Christmas? LOL