He also had pulled all the linoleum up off of the kitchen floor.
Here is the other side. Rich believes in ghosts and he thinks all those floating orbs are spirits left in the house from the previous owners... I think it's dust... anyway...if it is spirits? They need to start helping out. I plan on leaving a list next weekend.. We probably won't drywall the other side of this wall for two reasons.. we don't feel like hanging drywall over steps and we don't care...cause it's only to the basement and I won't be going down there...at...all...ever...for any reason...and there will be a nice 6 panel white door at the top of the steps and a nice solid outside door at the bottom.
Then Rich got started on the electric in the kitchen. He started to the right of the sink... Sorry..no before photo. He rewired a plug and a light switch.
Then he started to the left of the sink. There was some discussion about what I wanted. I don't know a lot about electric, so I asked "what can I have?"...his pat answer is always "whatever you want, honey". LOL
Really? cause i want this to be done...
Anyway...I decided I wanted a double light switch. 1 switch will operate the outside light over the deck and the other will turn on the lights over the long counter. Then I asked for a double electric plug. I need one for the coffee pot (or Bev will never visit!) and a few more for other appliances..
Inside this wall we found a plumbing stack .. It's one of those black lines down there. The other black lines are tape on some old...old...old...very stinky...insulation. It was really bad. It stunk like old mouse urine. Which is what it was. It's all gone now...thankyouverymuch..
|for some reason all the outlets were filled with spray insulation which makes it very difficult to get them out...|
|most of the insulation is gone now|
|we can make quite the mess...|
|KIDS - DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME|
Occasionally we get out and go here...
We buy a lot here... We even have a Friends and Family card that is supposed to give us a rebate back on our purchases...
And when we go there...we pass some of our neighbors..
|Cows out in the pasture...|
|Prisoners inside the walls... you never see them outside...I guess they were really bad..and some of them are certifiably crazy... really...they were certified by the court system..|
This is the view inside the fridge area. The fridge that they left is apartment size.. And there was this BIG HOLE and the opening went all the way up to the ceiling.. I needed that fixed.. so we got to making a false ceiling..
And there it is...
See...this is the kind of stuff we find. Instead of removing the electric plate..they just painted it. And it's not even the same color blue as the wall. So that means they purposely painted it..a different color. And not a very good paint job either... That's ok..it will soon be all covered in primer..with new outlet covers.
|neighbors to the left... you can just see them.. it's that white dot in the middle of the photo..|
|neighbor to the right. can't see them at all.|
|trash pile from the last two weekends... we have a great guy who comes out every time we call him and hauls it all away and we pay him cash. It's a win-win situation..|
woops.. better hold the ladder.
And here is the kitchen as we left on Sunday evening... but before you see that.. I must tell you one thing.
This weekend was daylight savings time. Spring forward and Fall back. So we were going to gain an hour. Somewhere along the line. Rich gave me a choice.. I could chose to sleep later on Sunday morning or leave earlier on Sunday night. I could ONLY GET MY HOUR ONCE... I couldn't sleep late AND leave early. I opted to leave early on Sunday night. We got to leave at 5pm instead of 6pm...LOVELY... : - )
And here's the promised photo of the kitchen...