We are one full week into the house flip and we are still alive to talk about it.
DanO and I have been at the house everyday since we closed on it. Sometimes we went just to put a lock box on the door for the utility worker who would be coming to turn on the water, other times we got a babysitter and swung sledgehammers into the wee hours of the morning (read: 9pm).
Lots of time was spent taking out old carpet, some subfloor, several walls, and a couple closets. Fancy shmancy diagram of walls we have removed thus far:
It feels so nice and open in there already – if you can look past the rubble and debris. Also, let the record show that I have wielded my fair share of sledge hammers:
If you’ve been around O My Family for any length of time, you know that we have become experts at sequestering small people while we work on house projects. At the property, we have several toys for the boys to play with, some books to read, and the occasional box of triscuits to dump out on the floor.
It’s just the crazy phase of life we are in right now that our boys pass their afternoons in a gated room without furniture (but with toys and blankets and bottomless snacks!). Given by the fact that OBoy asks if we are going to the green house today on the daily, I’m pretty sure they don’t mind at all.