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

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I've been to a revival...a drywall revival!!!!

HALLELUJAH!!!! Christina there has been a miracle!!!!

So the drywall guys showed up today to perform an exorcism as well as fix the brakes on our car. Ok, maybe not the brakes part, but I can hope right?

So all horrible attempts at bad jokes aside, you can see the beginnings of drywall is up on the ceiling in the main parts of both the bathroom and the bedroom. I'll refrain from overstating (more then 3 times) how big of a deal this is to us. After a year working up there doing various things, there is DRYWALL!!! THE END IS NEAR (says the crazy guy on the couch with a cat on his lap)!!!

We also had our birch hardwood floors delivered today, and I will skip the nonsense that was. Anyway, I'm going to take this chance to show off our workshop/living room as it was not but 25 minutes ago.

It's turned into a convenient storage space for 175 sq feet of our old hardwood floors, the endless boxes of tile, my random tools, and the new bundles of hardwoods. You get the luxurious experience at night of walking bare foot through the space with the plaster and bricks bits scattered everywhere. It's really how every living room was meant to be used, Martha Stewart be damned.

Yesterday our contractor created the hole in the back wall for the new (and surprisingly large) window that will be next to the tub. You can see it in it's current state in the two pics (click on them for the larger image).

Tomorrow most of the drywall should be completed, with the windows going in Mon/Tues next week and the hardwoods Wed/Thurs. After that the back 4/5 of the house is getting stuccoed and we'll be doing the tile work as well. It's all coming down the stretch now!


- Bryan


Mom/Jane said...

So....which cat is on your lap? Looking good! Since I have zero ability to visualize anything....with the drywall I can start to see the rooms.


Bryan and Christina said...

Bing of course. Marco is hiding somewhere in the house, and I'm pretty terrified that he's going to end up out that open 'window'. I'll post another update (of course) in the next couple of days when the place really looks like something.

- Bryan

Gene said...

w00t! Congrats on further progress. Our dining room sounds a lot like your living room (i.e., tool and materials storage).

And more cat pictures! The one I found of Bing reminds me of our cat Rosie doing some investigating during the remodel.