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 17, 2008

Our Circus Tent

A few weeks ago we went to see Cirque De Soiel under a giant blue and yellow tent on broad street. Which was an amazing experience. There were a few acts of insane balance and some contortionist. I never really expected to associate that with our house. However, this week we came home from work the first day to see how the drywall guys used old floor boards to suspend themselves above our stairs to get the drywall onto the ceiling. The first picture is their upgraded system with some additional supports on the landing and an extra 2x6 to extend the reach. I have to admit I can't imagine hanging heavy sheets of drywall above my head on a floating barely nailed down platform.......but hey, that is the point of having a contractor....The second picture also shows the same boards floating over the railing in their precarious position. You can also see most of the drywall is up and you can really see the closet and how the space is going to look.

Since the pictures yesterday didn't turn out so well due to the super bright sun, this is a better shot looking towards the front of the house. Both of the windows are the same size one just has some extra drywall leaning in front of it.

So in general the last few days have been pretty good, and we are starting to see the light and maybe see the end of all this albeit for a brief, brief moment before the next project starts! Part of every home sale/closing packet really should be a copy of "The Money Pit" movie.......

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