Thursday, September 11, 2008

Hurricane Jensen just passed through

The past two days flashed by in a blur. We worked super late Tuesday tearing out the back wall. It took a while because we had to remove electrical and plumbing, as well as be careful about messing up the cabinets and countertops.

Jen put our whole kitchen on Craigslist Monday, and by Tuesday we had a taker. Now, this is nothing short of a minor miracle because it saved us the time and cost of disposal, plus we didn't have to heap the old cabinets somewhere in the meantime. The buyer lives in Sequim and was in town for a class, so the timing is pretty extraordinary. Anyhow, it paid for about a fifth of the sheetrock contractors.

Yesterday, the crew (two Mexican guys) hung all the sheetrock. Those guys were amazing. Their drills were running almost constantly, producing a sound not unlike an Indy 500 pit stop. Today, the tapers (two different Mexican guys) taped all seams and mudded the screw holes. We picked the right crew 'cause everybody did a fantastic job.

At any rate, we're all totally beat and trying to go to bed at a decent hour tonight, so this post will be more of a short photo essay on sweat equity and living in filth.

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