Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Day 2 - Demolition (9/8)

We showed up at the house a little later today so Randy, John and Dima were already there. It looks like Dima had already been working for a couple of hours.  He had broken down part of the bar area wall next to the front door then moved on to the bathroom walls.

Half broken down bar area wall
Dima working hard on the bathroom walls

Mike working hard on this wall that was built pretty tightly with wooden boards.
Meanwhile, Randy had the hard task of disassembling the metal panels that were tightly screwed.

Mike showing his crowbar skills.
This was one tough wall to remove!
Randy showing his sledgehammer skills before 
disassembling the metal piece
While everyone was busy working away, I wanted to make myself useful instead of being the paparazzi. We had a pile of wood trimmings that we were planning to reuse but they still have the original nails in them.   So I decided to remove them with a handy Nail Extractor tool we bought yesterday.  I was finally finished after which seemed like 500 nails.  

The pile after I've already removed half.
Lots of nails...

After lunch, I went ahead and assigned another job for myself.. this time removing the wood trimmings off the window.  They did not want to come off... but I wasn't giving up until they were.
BEFORE: Window with trimmings
AFTER: Yay, I did it!
After nonstop laboring away for 5 hours with only a 30 minute lunch, (yummy Thai Curry), check out the progress we made after today.

Bar Area on 9/7
Bar Area on 9/8
Bathroom on 9/7
Bathroom on 9/8
Cinderblocks... hmm.. this was unexpected.

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