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Thanks to everyone that came out this weekend (except the weather)!!!

Just a brief look at all of the demolition with the help of our friends and family. To Robert, John, Roy, Donna, Lexi, Alejandro, Clara, Hazel, Cesar, Crystal, Vanessa and last, but not least the rain and cold weather….ok, not rain and cold weather. THANK YOU ALL (except for the weather)!!! You guys are the greatest (except for the weather)!

Our deepest thanks (except to the weather),
-Dana & Jerry

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-Jerry & Dana

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Our Plans for Saturday

To our friends and family coming out this Saturday, here’s what we have planned. All skill levels welcome!

Easy skill projects

  • Dig up plants and plant them in temporary containers to re-plant at a later time. There are tons of really great plants we want to keep, there are just too many in some condensed areas. After we paint and reconfigure the plant beds, we want to plant these back.
  • Centralize bricks and stones – The previous homeowner, who lived here for 70+ years had accumulated bricks everywhere. I would like to get them to the backyard and use them for a brick paver area in the back.
  • Strip & Paint windows- All of the wooden windows have peeling paint. I want to strip them back down to wood and fill in cracks, then prime them for paint later.
  • Cut down several small trees
  • Remove old wires and antennas on house

Medium Skill Projects

  • Remove kitchen cabinets – I want to salvage the vintage kitchen cabinets and restore them later so that someone can enjoy them later down the road. This requires some skill because I do not want to destroy them when removing them from the wall.
  • Remove base boards and picture rails from wall
  • Remove existing light fixtures – I have 3 vintage light fixtures that I want to salvage.
  • Remove partition in garage

Highly skilled Projects

  • Remove entire wall between kitchen and living room – A new wall with a large arched transition will be constructed after.
  • Remove entire wall between kitchen and breakfast nook and laundry area – This will add an additional 5 feet of  kitchen space across the  entire kitchen
  • Demo kitchen wall where sink is – A new sink, copper supply lines and pvc drain will  be installed in lieu of outdated materials

This should keep us plenty busy for the next few weekends…

Love, Peace & Elbow Grease,
-Dana & Jerry

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