Where do I begin? Well, I suppose I'll let the pictures do the talking!
This is the rubble we pulled out of the bedroom on New Years Day.
Then we cleared out the lounge room ready for the demolition. Consider this a "before" photo!
Behind the heater we found an old fireplace!
There are a lots of hidden surprises in this Old Cottage! These are really bad old 70's bricks (maybe?) which appear to be over the original fireplace. We plan on taking them off today.
Yesterday Mum and my brother Ross came over to help take out the concrete floor in the lounge room. The concrete was much thicker than the bedroom was, and very much more difficult to remove. Their help was greatly appreciated!
And this is what the lounge room looks like this morning. A little different from the "before" pic, hey!
The walls had to come down - and this picture shows the brick wall which is partially falling down pretty well.
We'll be replacing the right wall with timber, we think, since it's not a supporting wall. The left one appears to be in good condition, so we'll keep that one.
Aside from the demolition, Marty knocked-up some fly-screens for the front two windows. It really does help keep the dust down, and the flies out, making sleeping up here much more comfortable. Marty doesn't think they're worth showing off, but I'm proud of them! :)
In the garden, I planted some corn in the front garden beds yesterday morning - they're late in the season, but hopefully we'll get some corn never-the-less. This morning I noticed 3 rabbits frolicking in our back yard, and took a couple of quick shots. At least we know how they're getting in, and will be solving that little problem with a bit of chicken-wire fencing in no time at all. Cheeky little buggers!
Today we're going to remove the walls in the lounge room, clean-up a bit in there then shovel out rubble from the floor area. The lounge room is much wetter under the floor than the bedroom was, and it's in desperate need of some TLC. Mum and Michael think it's going to look great. We're taking their word for it! ;)
Until next time!