So with the baby due date in early October the push to get into the house is more urgent. Jesse has the week off with hopes high to get the kitchen demo and some framing done. He’s already done quite a lot of demo over the past few weekends and evenings.
The goals for this week are as follows:
Remove remaining kitchen floor
Remove the post from center of the kitchen by first “beefing” up the ceiling beam
Dig a crawl space
Replace seal plates
Reposition girder that holds the weight of sencond floor to correct placement
Remove walls and reframe for new placement of doors to hall and mudroom
Hide the other kitchen post that holds the beam in the wall
Rebuild kitchen floor
Eat plenty of burritos and ham sandwiches
Drink lots of coffee
Yesterday Jesse removed the rest of the kitchen floor and dug out most of the crawl space.
This is the pictures of the kitchen from the real estate listing when we brought the place. Cute, but needs a crawl space and stuctural repairs. We hope to make the place capable to stand another hundred years.