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

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Windows and Insulation and Drywall OH MY!

So after a week in Indianapolis over the July 4th weekend, I've returned to the hot and humid Delaware Valley. This post is as much for our friends and family as it is for Christina to see what has happened while she's still in Indy nursing her mom back to health.

Progress while in Indy:
  • Supply lines were run for the bathroom
  • The tub was hauled from the first to the third floor
  • The electrical was wrapped up and passed inspection (who would have guessed!)
Our contractor Jon has really ramped up this week now that there is power and plumbing (even if none of it is hooked up), and all of our non-fixture purchases are arriving this week. I picked up half of the bathroom tile today, and it was a breeze. Who doesn't want to pick up 400 lbs of tile in 8 little boxes in business casual dress when it's 93 degrees out? It really makes sense, and I recommend it to everyone. Anyway, the other half of the tile is showing up tomorrow evening.

We've also ordered our hardwood floors for the bedroom. I'm hoping it gets here on Thursday, and is just 15 crates of flooring weighing a combined 600 lbs. GREAT. I"m looking forward to that workout.

Our windows were brought over today which we've been waiting on for over a month. ----------------->

The insulation in the ceiling was put up today, which had to be fun for the guys. Everyone has been just asking over and over to show some terribly exciting pictures of the insulation...so here you go!!!

The next item on the agenda is the drywall which is to start tomorrow. If all goes well the dry walling should be done by Friday, which the leads to the windows being installed (as well as the new one being created) early next week. I think at this point I need to see some drywall, tape and mud up there. It'll be like some religious experience or something. Or at least I'm hoping so...I'm bored with Christina being gone.

Besides that I wanted to post a picture of the new shutters that were loving passed to us from my parents. They are from my grandparents house in Indianapolis, and we think they'll make a cool element to cover the block walls in the back yard. But I'll let the boss handle that when she gets back.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Looks like it will start coming together quickly now! Can't wait to see the construction. I know you will put those shutters to good use!