We arrived Sunday late afternoon. It was a depressing sight. The house had electricity running to a few overhead lights and the refrigerator. That was it. Heat in the basement only. The mess is unholy. The kids are all sleeping, schooling, living and eating in the basement. Dave and I can sleep in our room but sans heat. Fortunately it’s been pretty warm so a few blankets are all that is needed. We have one extension cord that connects somewhere and we can use that for an emergency. Such as my hair dryer. And the toaster. Two coffee pots have perished in the demolition and I am tired.
In the living room facing the new dining room.
Standing in the master bedroom and facing the bathroom There is a walk-in closet on the left and a linen closet on the right. This is completely it’s own section of the house.
This was all I got before the stairs came down, the new stair case is going up today and I will take more pictures soon. The electrical work, which was extensive, finishes up on Tuesday. I can’t wait to have a functioning kitchen again. The new siding goes up on Monday. Will the house still be Bonny Blue? You’ll have to check back!
Neato! I love seeing these pictures. Reminds me of when we were building. Take it easy…
Michele Quigley says
Oh wow! How exciting. I know it’s all a big pain right now, but keep looking towards the end –it’s going to be great!
Prayers that this big project is finished quickly and without any hitches. It’s all just one big fun adventure…just keep telling yourself that. 🙂 Looks like it is going to be great! Congrats on the new space.
Wow, it looks great so far. We just had our garage converted into a bedroom and it was hard dealing with that construction. I can’t imagine what a whole house renovation must be like! You will be so happy in the end though! Can’t wait to see it all done!
The Feisty irish Wench says
It’s looking good so far. You know the kids are going to refer to this situation as “the time Mom locked us in the dungeon” right?
What did the house look like before the demolition started?
Ruth Tucker says
Looks great, Mary Ellen! I’m so happy for you.
Oh my lands Mary Ellen! Wow! Hopes and prayers that it’ll be done in time for Christmas.
(love the stained glass windows in the dining room–you’re a girl after my own heart)
Bridget Galbraith says
It’s going to be beautiful! Hopefully, the house will be done before the babe! As long as your posting construction pictures… maybe you could post a belly shot? Ducking.
Hang in there, it will be so worth it!
May God bless you with patience and peace as you wait.
Very cool. Sort of like your own personal version of This Old House. You can almost see Norm Abrams working in there! It will be great to get the final tour with you holding the new baby!
It’s going to be very pretty! I’m so excited for you. I hope things finish up quickly so you can start enjoying the beautiful house you’re building.
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My wife would kill me if I put us all in the basement. She’d just go to her mother’s and I wouldn’t see her until construction was finished.
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