When some people are angry they break stuff. When I’m angry, I storm off to the bedroom, and slam the door – but the truth is, it’s really just an excuse to take a nap.
So, it’s fair to say that it really isn’t my nature to break things. But since Bunker Hill had been cleared out (everything was officially donated, trashed, scrapped or sold), the next step was the demo.
It’s amazing how fast the demo goes — within 8 hours over two days, our house was a blank slate:
- the kitchen cabinets and floors were gone
- the upstairs bathroom was gutted, and the built in cabinet was placed in the living room for painting
- the wallpaper was removed
- all of the rotted sheetrock had been cut out
The tools we used to get the demo done included: a hammer, sledge hammer, screwdriver, crowbar, sawzall, sheetrock knife and wall paper removing solution.
Charlie and I were pretty pleased with the results — even she smiled for the picture:
One important thing to note is that while we were clearing out the house we got the permit for the roof and had it replaced. This way we ensured that all of the interior improvements wouldn’t be ruined by a leaking roof.