Liz and I have finally found soil in which our roots want to take hold. We have been making the house our home over the past 6 months. Periodically painting some walls white and some black. While Liz re-skins the interior I tend to tackle the yard. She keeps track of it nicely here.
Well, the ante was upped as my future in-laws came to visit recently. They came with a vision and knowledge. A magical combination. It was the first time I heard the phrase “exploratory demolition”.
The kitchen backsplash and the upstairs bathroom were the primary focus. Now don’t get me wrong; other things were addressed as well. To date 60+ bags of leaves and pine needles have been removed, and the tally continues to rise. Trees and limbs have been cut, bundled, and hauled off. Flowerbed borders were disassembled, and compiled into a centralized pile.
The Fabry visit was a great crash course in demolition, renovation, wiring, and other knowledge that only comes with hands-on experience. I personally learned a lot including the confidence to say, take a swing at the tile floor with a crow bar or reach into a wire-filled hole where a light fixture once was. My small hatchback has gone from being treated as a clean, cute car to a tiny “truck”. Most likely never to be the same.
I’m still impressed by what was accomplished while they visited, and look forward to continue to carry on the momentum of modifying. The house is becoming more Liz-and-Micah-like each day. Come visit. We’ll put you to work.