woensdag, oktober 19, 2005

Day 1 in our house

On Monday, around noon, we got the keys to our new house. It was an emotional day. The guy we bought the house from was the original owner and had lived here since 1964, when it was built. He raised two daughters here. His wife died last year, then he moved earlier this year after a fall down the steps. He was glad we were buying it, but it still had to have been tough for him to let go of the keys.

After getting our keys, we rode our bikes to the house and started working. We planned on just having some champagne, but that was quickly forgotten once we took hold of the crowbars.
We got quite a bit done the first day. Here's Ian, deconstructing the partial faux brick wall in the living room.

More pics after the jump. . .
The wall to the right of Ian, in what will be the dining room, is made of solid brick. We may leave it, but we're not sure yet.

The room above will be the Master bedroom. If you look closely, you can see a hole in the middle of the wall.
Here's the hole from the other side. We're going to remove this wall to make the bedroom larger.
This will be the guest room - it shares the deck with the master bedroom.

We went to bed at around 9 pm, completely exhausted.