My first day is over. All my stuff is by the curb.
Then we removed the bamboo flooring in all 3 bedrooms, the hall, and the living room. I saved all antiques to see what can be done to safe them.
The appliances were taped shut, the handles hammered off so it could fit out the doors and it was set in the street for removal.
The hall looks the same as it did 3 years ago when I started redoing the house. Tomorrow we start removing sheetrock.
All Mattresses, beds, furniture...I thought my pile of belongings would be bigger!
But it does cover from property line to tree to driveway & 8 feet tall.
I hated to lose my restonic mattress...but I am not sleeping on it after it being in the mildewey environment.
So the first part was maybe the hardest & it really wasn't that hard to toss all this!! All this opens up shopping & planning avenues... I have 2 or 3 more days of demolition & then we bleach & clean & wait to rebuild.
But without Cantore we would never know where they would hit??! I saw the system. It looks great on radar...And then Kyle might graze you later as well.
I am hoping to be through with storms this year. I can't believe a 2-almost3 like ike could push THAT much water. With 100 mph winds...Claudette in 2003 had those. Alicia in 1983 was 125...but she was all wind, little water. Every storm is so different.
I will raise my generator pad by 12 or 18 in when it gets replaced...same for AC... rebuild better, learn & move on.
Thanks! Anything with any sentimental value is either safe or will be saved somehow. I will try to have the antiques professionally restored (if I get enough money) and the rest is just shopping at Ikea. It's time for new stuff & new clothes & frankly my garage has never been cleaner.
The sheetrock in the garage will be replaced & repainted as well...which was never done, and maybe now I will have enough to finish out bathrooms & a few other rroms that were damaged but I hadn't gotten to yet. All this is the process I will go through to get fewer, newer, better items & a nicer home.
I am so pleased it is going so smoothly! We accomplished alot in the one day.
Looks like a hot, dirty, sweaty time - and not in the good sense. It seems like just yesterday that you were posting pictures and comments conveying the excitement of purchasing new kitchen appliances and installing the bamboo floor. :( Oh well, I hope we'll soon see pictures and excitement over even newer kitchen appliances. :)
Yep, The washer & dryer & wine chillers get tossed out tomorrow, along with the DW and alot from the pantry.
The weather was super nice today with a great cool breeze and we had a good time working. I got to chat with 2 neighbors who are doing the same as I am. Monday I hear that my pool guy will be back making the rounds so he will start on my pool soon I am sure. I bet I'll need new pumps.
I love the bamboo, but tile would go in so much quicker and easier this time. I don't know what I'll do...but I have already done bamboo & I hate to do the same thing again...I am very excited at picking new appliances & I wanted a new washer & dryer with matching stands...now I don't have to wait for the death of these.
Lots of people say that I am handling this a bit too well or too easily...like I am in denial of it happening. But it did happen; and no amount of grieving will make it have not happened. So I don't see the logic in wasting the energy in being so upset over things that I paid money to insure in case this happened.
I met with my insurance adjuster today while we were removing the sheetrock all through the house above the water line, exposing the mildew & mold growing in the walls. She and I discussed the fact that I need to remove the bathroom walls and cabinets and in doing that would be removing the tub enclosures...so I will be getting basiscally new bathrooms.
Also she said the same about the kitchen cabinets...but only the lower ones which doesn't work for a kitchen built on site in 1974 - NO standard sizes! So either we custom build all of it or lose the whole kitchen...I will not have mismatched cabinets. I am letting her think about this. I am also taking tomorrow off.