This family has been busy, busy. The remodeling is well underway with some major changes having been done. We are so blessed with all the help we have had so far. The biggest project that we almost have done is taking the walls out between the kitchen and living room and the small wall between the foyer and living room. We wanted a more open/welcoming concept to the house, so we decided to take these walls out and here is our work of doing that. We actually have more done than what this post shows, but sadly I forgot the camera at the last work day, which was the biggest one of taking out the wall and putting in the header. Pictures of how that all looks now will have to wait til a future post. Sorry.
He's so entertaining!
Phil Junior took the better route in using his foot.
With the wall between the kitchen and living room being a support wall, we needed a professional to help us figure out what to properly do. Steve Taylor came and lended not only a hand but all of his expertise in the area to help us get the job done correctly. Thank you soooo much, Steve!
Benaiah worked at getting nails out. I think he mostly banged them in.
We've done much more cleaning out of rooms and painting. Lots more painting to take place yet. And the floors all need replaced. Whew! Lots left to do, but we're getting there, and we've got some time before this baby decides to come, so I think we are right on track thanks to all the helpers we've had. Couldn't do it without any of them!!!
This momma is feeling the work though, so I'm learning that I have to do less work and more sitting. I've been doing my share of boxing and wiping down walls, but it's beginning to wear on me. So thankful for the ladies in my life that are willing to help me out with these areas. And my girls have been good boxers too. : )
Now that our vacations are all over with, most of my posts from here until a baby is born will be about remodeling. Although, we did schedule a boat ride with my parents for next Sunday, so they can see the changes we've made to the house and let Benaiah have a ride on the boat which he's been asking for for weeks now. That little guy sure loves his Grandpa Dan. So, until then, try to stay cool in this hot weather and enjoy your friends and family around you! We sure are!