Yesterday, BeachBoy started tearing out the walls.  (Apparently, it’s not a good idea for me to have a sledgehammer, too. Hmmm.)  I think it was good for him because his mood was certainly improved after three hours of slugging away at the walls.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’re dealing with three kinds of walls: plaster, drywall, and those which were doubled up with both.  It’s going to be a long process.  But, it will be worth the mess.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meanwhile, we’ve been refining our plans.  Once we were told that we had to take the space down to the joists and studs, we decided to carry our work into the small, nameless room that’s off the breakfast room.  It has water damage and is certainly in need.  So, it seemed like now was the time. Why weather this storm twice?

We’ve long planned to make that our library, but BeachBoy suggested we use it for a large laundry and mud room instead. What a luxury for a gal who’s been doing laundry out of a closet and folding it on the bed for nearly 5 years!  I’ll be posting plans and the design board ASAP.  🙂