• Phase 3: Framing

    Hambels On Strike

    At least from blogging. There was no point in blogging one more day on demolition, and I was soooo over it. So, I refused to write anything until I could open a new chapter in this blog…Specifically “Framing”. If you noticed from some of the recent pics, a little bit of framing has already taken place. The new front entry is built. Where the stairs are going to be is in place. However, there was still a whole lot of old stuff that had to be removed to make way for the new stuff (and yes, stuff has become the technical term). Though there are still a few tiny scraps…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation

    Weather Forcast: Bright and Sunny, no clouds

    Demo day eight-hundred million, six-hundred and fifty-four thousand, five-hundred and eighty. Not really, but it seriously feels like it. When we will stop demoing? I am ready for a new blog category! Sigh I’ve got this sneaking suspicion that this is what hell may be like. Demoing with no end in sight. Not a breath of cool breeze. Never ending thirst, 100+°F weather with the sun radiating directly down on me without even a hair of shade, while the drywall and sawdust clings to my sweat covered skin. If you want to know what it feels like, even for a second, turn your oven to high broil, wait a good…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation,  Uncategorized

    The Roof is On Fire

    (1) I wish. Then I wouldn’t have spent three days working on it. My gawd it’s awful work. I would never be a roofer. It’s hot, and I don’t mean just the air around you, but physically the asphalt shingles will burn your skin. The good news is, I got a great tan, the bad news is, well there is just waaaay too much bad news. Tan lines, broken lights, finding out the past owners connected copper to galvanized fittings, I’m sure there’s a bunch more. Plus one of our friends fell off the roof and had to go to the ER for stitches. Basically three days of back breaking…

  • Phase 2: Demolition and Foundation

    Pour Party!!!

    Guess what? We passed our footing/slab inspection! To celebrate we are having a party! Too bad I forgot to send out the invites, but you were all invited to our pour party! It was yesterday!!! The day began bright and early (a bit too early for this girl, which is why I did not post anything about what happened yesterday until today, I apologize, I was tired, but I took lots of pictures!!!). I used to like to party into the early morning…but these guys like to party in the early morning. (Yeah, I’m cheesy). How about that brown grass? Pretty classy right? It’s okay, I know you’re just jealous,…