September 15, 2011
Removing a Head-Banger
My Honey - My Darlin’ - My Sweetheart…
Has been busy.
After reconstructing the basement stairs to their proper existence - it became obvious we were gonna have to take out the living room closet.
I’d rather lose a closet - than to lose my husband - or anyone else that may forget to bend over while going up or down these stairs.
And with him taking a week of vacation - it was the perfect time to deal with this. Otherwise - each his days off could begin feeling like a week - rather than only a day. And there’s no telling what would happen to the blood pressure of every soul residing in this household.
He would - most likely - tell you that would be due to me driving everybody else nuts about this snag. And I really just don’t care. I’m a nag about safety.
Check out the progress!
Oh, first... this was a really nice surprise. NOT. This is the inside of the front exterior wall of the house. No chinking - at all. They just stuffed a little bit of insulation and nailed shims in.
( I'm sure Loudon Utilities appreciated the profits from that neglect. we were fighting to keep the living room warm in the winter and cool in the summer. )
( Chinking - and eyeballing for holes. There won't be one pinhole of daylight coming through after he's finished! )
( Believe it or not - he's having to completely remove this 2"x12" - then trim the excess on the left there. The entire hole for the staircase wasn't even measured and cut right! hahahahaha! Not funny. Really. )
Anyone can stroll down the stairs now - without knocking their head off!
Sheetrock comes next.
at 8:09 AM