November ended with a bit more demo, blanketed by a lot of tedious electrical work and the nagging feeling we were missing something.
Something… was… missing…
Was it December’s realization that we would need a second bathroom? Was it December’s understanding that we’d entirely re-design the bar to be in ANOTHER ROOM? Was it December’s gift to Fitz and Emme that we would need to hire a general contractor to babysit us… I mean pull permits and keep us on track?
Ah the naivete of November! The sheer innocence of our first flush of demolition and our sweet dreams of a simple build-out!
Let’s savor those memories together, shall we?
Some last tidying up in the (former) Bar:
The Fitz Roll!
Now, taking out the old duct system in preparation for our new rigid spiral duct system. (Note pictures do not exist for the NEW duct system… as it does not yet exist. Interpret as you will.)
Here we go!
This stuff is heavy and unweildy.
But it came out in one piece! Hooray!
Wrapping up in our (former) Parlor.
Onto the (former) Bar!
And down it comes!
Perfect! Now someone just needs to stand there and hold the final run!
Now to the smaller but mightier task of cleaning up the electrical:
“I think I know where these wires go.”
Always try this at home!
Even a wood elf can do it!
Let’s create electrical outlets by spending SEVERAL hours fishing wires through drywall, between studs… only to find out 2 weeks later we will be taking that drywall off! Ok?
In the midst of it all, we still manage to find the occasional “elegant solution”:
It’s to the stocks for ya!
I mean fix that hole in the wall!
Drywall from the early days of Demo –> repositioned as a sign for our Tag Sale –> and now repositioned as a piece of drywall for said hole. Full circle! –> Actually the FULLEST circle came yesterday when we demolished that wall (again) in preparation for our newest design… that doesn’t feature that wall. –> You following me?
–> Follow me here! Kitchen in 2D, arts and crafts style!
Pro tip: If you don’t know what’s there, cut a hole in it!
Pro tip 2: If you’re going to bake… (mmmm!)
… use the remaining heat to dry your clothes! Cheers!
And that concludes today’s trip through Demo Land. Anyone still on the ride?