Wow. We had our first floor Demo Party this Saturday, and boy did we demo!

Kitchen Demo

Compare this to the photo from the previous post, which was taken in roughly the same place. Friends and family joined us for a party of mass destruction. We took down all of the tile, drywall, plaster, and lath on every wall on the first floor and hauled it out to the dumpster. The “crew” worked incredibly well together, moving seamlessly between the different tasks with almost no coordination or direction until it was done. We grilled up lunch and dinner since the work took over eight hours to complete, and it was capped with some needed relaxation in the back yard around the table.

It feels like we’ve taken a giant step forward, since now we can start to envision the process of putting it back together. It also feels like the “no turning back now” point, both exciting and frightening at the same time. There’s still a lot of work to be done before we can start building anything, and it will continue to be a slow slog, since not every day can be a sudden transformation like this one.

Sarah and my thanks go out (in approximate order of appearance) to David, Collin, Eileen, Rob, Nicole, Sei Youn, Eriq, Ariel, Dean, Siobhan, Will, Mike, and Lee for the tremendous amount of help they gave us. We owe all of you!


2 Responses to First Floor Demo

  1. Wish I could have been there for that, I’ll make it to the next event for sure!

  2. I’m still sneezing black crud…

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