That’s how we get by!
As we were ready to get started on round two of “bringing down the walls…” we had company arrive.
John and Chummy were the first to show up! Don’t let the white hair fool you. These two are stronger than oxen on steroids! For real! Polish oxen!
Next thing you know, two trucks and a motorcycle pull up. It’s Picard and Co., to the rescue once again! Now the pictures are going to get messy. Blurry and dusty. These human tornadoes took the other three walls down before 3 pm. All we could do was duck for cover!
On to the side. Move the scaffolding, fellas…
And so it went, tear it down, haul it out, go back for more.
The walls have come tumblin’ down. But not without a lot of coaxing, urging, and back breaking labor!
First step: prep. I spent a day solo moving all the furniture and tools into two aisles so that the walls were clear. I felt very empowered after the move.The place was a mess, as you see.
Step two: start ripping out plaster and lathe. Scaffolding set up, tools assembled. Masks on, ready, set, go!
Here’s the “time lapse” of the wall coming down.
Third step: down in the trenches, shoveling plaster and lathe, taking it out to the dumpster, and back for more.
One wall down, three to go. That’s enough for one weekend…
Step four: Time for some eats and drinks! Step it up, Captain Barbeque!