More digging, more demo, more ripping, and a whole lot of cleaning

We learned recently that Bill, who is supposed to be semi retired…. haha… will be working full time M to F for the next several weeks. Next week Saturday we have a wedding to attend, and this past week had a few evening meetings, so time to work on the house is not as available as it was. Thankfully we’re getting close to the end of demo, and soon we will be rebuilding with the help of Lincoln Construction and our amazing trades.

One of them is a cement saw cutting guy. He’s coming on Monday to cut a hole in our foundation wall at the back of the house to allow for an Egress window that we just received. (Ordered over 10 weeks ago!)

Here’s the window that will be going in the future new guest room in the basement.

It tilts as well as opens fully like a door for a fire escape.

And this is my amazing digger.. who dug the 7′ L x 3′ w x 4′ deep hole. Oh yah. He still has to cut the grass too..

The writing on the wall is for Harry who is coming on Monday.

Then Bill got to work on the bricks

A rare break for this hard working guy

Our neighbour came by and brought us yummy cherry tomatoes.

Meanwhile I finished pulling nails, hanging laundry, and then sweeping, shovelling and finally vacuuming all the construction debris, while Bill got started on ripping up the old Quarter Oak floors

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My buddies for the day.. a broom, shovel and shop vac (yay for CT points, we picked this new vac up for free!)

Thankfully we finally got a break on the extreme heat, it was a PERFECT day for me.

Parting shots of where we’re at now.

Published by billandamyskitchen

Bill (Guillermo 'cause he likes pretending he knows Spanish) and I (Amy) have been married since Sept 2005. We live in Southern Ontario, Canada - Niagara Peninsula in fact, smack dab between 2 of the Great Lakes. We love God, our family, our church family, and making each other laugh. (ergo the profile pic, he decided to make our photographer laugh by throwing a leg up on me just before the shutter clicked, which made ME laugh) When we married, I told Bill: "I don't know how to cook" but he had faith in me. So 15 years later, I'm still learning, and having fun. I've never (in my whole life) cooked a whole bird, chicken, turkey or otherwise. I've never roasted a beef, other than in a crockpot on low for 8 hrs. I like trying to find healthy & easy recipes and then I rarely follow them. I don't enjoy recipes that take hours or intricate steps. I have a special fondness for the Podleski sisters, writers/creators of the Looney Spoons, Crazy Plates and Yum/Yummer cookbooks. In 2018 we suddenly decided to rip our small house apart from stem to stern, moving out for 4.5 months while the house was demolished inside and out, and then rebuilt with an addition. If you go back in the archives to July-Dec 2018 you can follow that story. It's made our house open and so much more conducive to entertaining, small groups and large. It's given us the kitchen I've dreamed of to create and learn in. We feel incredibly blessed to be able to write about our journey, our faith in God and some fun recipes along the way. Thanks for joining us.

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    1. The new addition foundation? Yah, it confuses a lot of people. The smaller square is the support for our new covered front porch, and the opening beside it is the steps down to the driveway.. (beside the porch instead of in front like the old ones). I’m excited about our new front porch where I’ll be able to storm watch in the summer.


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