Posts Tagged ‘Demolition’

Weekend Status and More Demo

June 2, 2008 1 comment

This weekend, I got the flower garden around the house cleaned and “framed” with bricks.  Also, planted a few annuals.  I need to put some bark dust around it, but the bucket was not on the tractor, so that will have to wait.  Demo Diva showed up on Saturday and took out the drywall in the bathroom (picture above) and patched and painted crown molding which RJ finished putting up after 3 days of swearing.  I cleaned the cabinets and shelves.  Most of the cabinets were reused from our renter’s house and no offense to them, but they were quite dirty with kitchen grease and dust.  I had to get them cleaned to move all the kitchen stuff into them before removing the doors and drawers.  I got one side of doors and drawers removed before petering out.  Before picture of kitchen is above.

I took pictures of more farm equipment to sell, etc.  I am posting the “Mini Feeders” and calf stalls on Craig’s list.  Wish me luck.  First picture is that of Mini Feeders.  We have lots.

Window Glazing

May 10, 2008 Leave a comment

You have to have a good sense of humor when you take on a project of this magnitude.  I got a big laugh this morning at the winery when I saw what Mrs. H, aka Demo Diva, had left for me on the walls where the shower used to be: “Demo Diva 5/7/08”, I took a picture (above).  

We spent a full day at the winery today.  More cleaning up and burning, plus I worked on windows of the chicken coup; got the broken ones all replaced and glazed plus cleaned the paint off the others and patched the glazing.  After about 30 windows, I found a technique that really works.  It’s all in the angle of the putty knife and it helps to have good glazing compound not the dried up stuff we were using this weekend.  Still won’t take this on as a new career though.  Third picture is me glazing.  Yes, that is the same shirt you see in other pictures.  I have 2 “farm” outfits and I just rotate them through laundry and word days.  They’ll be ready for trash when this is over!

The first picture is RJ caring for his baby grape vines.  They are doing well.  We’ve lost very few.

Demo Divas

May 8, 2008 1 comment

So yesterday, RJ and I decided to spend the whole day at the winery working on projects.  Of course, Joyce D. was there working on the front yard.  Henry and Joyce are there working more than we are.  We need to give them part ownership in the business.  We took out the broken dishwasher and loaded it and the other dead appliances on the truck for Forest Grove’s Spring Clean-up on Saturday.  We also tore out a door frame to open up the hallway and then tackled the utility room.  Took out part of the wall, the cabinets and the shower.  Joyce H. joined us for that demo work.  I also worked on patching the kitchen wall.  So the pictures today are the Demo Divas, Joyce and I.  By the way, demo is hard work, uses muscles that don’t get used much, but it is very rewarding because of instant satisfaction.

One other piece of news:  Sometime between Monday evening and Tuesday morning, someone took down the plastic protecting our new floors in the tasting room and walked on the floor.  Who would ever do that?  We think the shoe prints are just dust, but we won’t know for sure until this weekend when we try to clean it.  We are now locking the building doors and changed the gate combination.