I think I missed my calling. I know I watch too many of the remodeling shows but I just love to see something ugly turn into something really nice. And then there is the demo. As in demolition. Even on Extreme Home Make Over I get a lttle wound up when they go in and just knock the place over like it was a toothpick.
I had probably my one and only chance of doing demolition today at the lake house when DIL and I went down to do some planning on the rebuilding of the inside once all the mold and water has been taken care of. The crew was there and the dumpster was full of my belongings and they were waiting for another one to arrive as this one was ready to go to the landfill. Now that is one big dumpster!!!
The kitchen was almost all gone but there were a few cupboards and sideboards left so I asked them if I could so some demo. They looked at me like I was a crazy woman but my DIL assured them that I was harmless.......
I took two cupboard doors off and that was enough of that. I only had a hammer to work with, they wouldn't trust me with a sledge hammer!
The downstairs is all cleaned out except what's left of the ceiling that's on the floor. It's a rather sad looking place and the smell of mold almost did me in. I won't be going down again until they have done the mold removal. Pretty sad state of affairs isn't it? BUT we came up with some good ideas and it will be better then before so that is something to look forward to. :o)
We got some plans made of the changes we want to do and headed for home. I think it's going to be really cute and a bit roomier when we get done as we are going to make better use of the space, take out some walls and move some things around. The walls have to come out anyway so now is the time to make changes. I will be sure to post some before and after pictures!
I love the staff at the doctor's office that I go to. They are so nice and have such a good sense of humor. Each time I go in I always look at the skeleton that is in one of the rooms as they dress it up according to the season. Usually I don't have my camera but this time I did and got a picture of him. Isn't that a hoot?!
I enjoyed all of your comments on the bowls that I have and what they all remind me of growing up. It seems like there are a lot of you out there that have the same ones. It must have been a popular wedding gift 'back in the day'. Some of you asked about getting them or replacing some that you have broken over the years. We have found them many places but it's usually second hand shops, antique shops or flea markets. Occasionally I see the whole set and they are going now for about $40.00 or we pick up one size at a time as we find them. It's fun to have something to be looking for and we have really enjoyed the chase over the years. :o)