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I went by the house today with the family and took a few more pictures. Rather than re-post the same gallery again, you can just go look at the last post to see the updated photos.

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This week the walls upstairs are starting to go up. I went by the house early in the week and most these photos are from that day. When I went by Wednesday, a lot had been done, and tons of internal wall framing had been done, but my batteries were dead so I couldn’t get [...]

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I finally managed to get to the house while the tarp was off the roof and was so excited to walk around on the second floor.  Unfortunately, the moisture coupled with the activity on the roof was just too much for our ceilings.  Earlier I posted photos showing the damage, but it got a lot [...]

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Construction is at a phase when photos don’t show much progress. Electrical is being laid down in preparation for the floor and walls this week.  I thought I would take some time to explain how we went about the design process that got us here. When we talked about starting this project, I spent most [...]

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Another little treasure that was uncovered during demolition was a small piece of lumber with a hand drawn fancy ampersand character, and an impression from the lumber company. It came from the enclosed porch on the back of the house that was added after the initial construction in 1912. It was a little hard to [...]

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I haven’t posted in a little while, so I actually have two batches of photos to put up. In the first batch, there wasn’t a lot of visible change, except that the house was covered in a giant blue tarp and the ceilings inside are pretty trashed. Most of the labor was put into installing [...]

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These were actually taken the next day after the last batch. I was especially excited to see that new lumber had been delivered. It will be nice to move from the ‘fix broken stuff’ phase to the ‘build new stuff’ phase. House Remodel Week 2 1/2 Let’s get readyyy to lumberrr!!! Seriously though, these are [...]

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It hasn’t been quite a week yet, but things are moving so fast I wanted to post more pictures anyway. The roof has been taken down to the rafters, the old porch enclosure is pretty much gone, the bricks are coming down, the furnace chimney inside is gone. I saved a little more of the [...]

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One of the cool things about renovating an older house are the surprises that get uncovered when things get ripped apart.  When the hinges for one of the doors were removed, a stack of folded papers were used as a shim.  The contractor left them for me and it turned out they were very old [...]

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Just a quick blurb to announce that our permits were finally approved today. It took close to 6 weeks to get them. They came back in about 4 weeks with some requested changes, which the architect and contractor got resubmitted in less than 24 hours, and then it took two additional weeks for the permit [...]

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