What we are doing:

In what spare time we have, we decided to spend it (and our savings) on remodeling our rowhouse in South Philly. When we purchased our casa it was a 3 story, 5 bedroom, 1 bath that hadn't been touched in 50+ years. It's currently a 4 bed, 2 bath construction site with so much more to do it's hard to believe.

We use this blog to mark progress, say hi to friends and family, rant about the process of remodeling, and try to have some fun along the way.

- Bryan and Christina

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Pictures of random things, and some updates.

Ok, well since my last couple of rants things have turned around here on beautiful 13th street. Our contractor Jon has been over every day and is pretty much on top of things right now. The electrical is ready for the city inspection tomorrow, and things are looking good to have the drywall up after my return from Indianapolis next week.

Because some people like the random shots of rough in work, here is one of the electrical in the bathroom and a little diagram of how the plumbing is going. First the wires...

The plumbing hasn't gone far in the past few days. The guys were supposed to be here on Thurs/Friday to finish the returns, and to start on the supply (the copper is here at least). Well they were a no-show both days which even had our contractor saying "what in the hell are we doing with this guys?". I feel the same way. There is a slight chance that the plumbing will be done when I return from Indy next Sunday, but I'm not a fish so I'll pass on holding my breath.

What is done I have taken some pictures of and made handy labels...because I'm bored. Here is the view of the return plumbing as it looks from the ceiling of the second floor office. The entire thing snakes around and then goes out of the wall to out stack which is outside of the house. Our place is old. Anyway....

This week we had some friends in town and they were great sports. Our house is filthy, smells very odd at times, and is HOT. It's been 90+ degrees here all week with about 75% humidity. Philly is apparently a swamp, but Christina and I don't seem to notice it anymore.
Anyway, I cleared out a landing zone for the Susan and Steve Tuesday night in our second floor front bedroom. It had been a storage room and where I threw random power tools, but after a little real life Tetris and some trips to the basement the room looked something like the picture on the right.

The last picture for this hot-as-hell Sunday is one for my mom. The cats are getting too used to utter chaos around them at all hours, which is evident when Bing is Ok with playing in the tub...in the living room...precariously on it's side. Eh, at least he found his Binky I guess. That on it's own is hard to do sometimes in this place. I couldn't get a picture without Bing looking like some demon, but it's fitting in various ways.

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