flipping friday: demolishing all the things

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).IMG_20130129_180746_1.jpg

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 Рif 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.

6 Responses to “flipping friday: demolishing all the things”

  1. Jenna

    Busy, but somehow fun at the same time! Making something into your own is so rewarding, can’t wait to see the end result and along the way of course. Those boys are the cutest!

  2. Tera @ Adventures in Mommy-hood

    Oh my gosh Allison.
    Number 1: I don’t have the energy to pick up the pillows and blankets off the floor in the living room or unload the dishwasher so I can put the dirties in there. How in the world do you have the energy to go to the green house every day? With your boys!
    Number 2: Oh how I wish I had some walls to demolish.

  3. Alexis

    Yeah, I don’t even take a shower without fear my child will wine… and I will be a terrible parent and he will hate me for life. So I just don’t shower. You are a rockstar to take on house renovations with them in toe!


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