New door and window
Inside after the sheet rock was all taken down. There were so many spots to patch and it would have been tricky to match the texture, so they decided to re-sheet rock it.
Starting to look better!
Darrell removing the vinyl tile.
Some good help sweeping up.
This little thing made work a little more bearable for the guys. The central A/C unit has now been replaced, thankfully.
Taped and mud.
This is the tile that will be in the kitchen and the used-to-be-garage/family/guest room. There is about 6 inches of concrete at the bottom of the room that was covered with carpet before, but now will be painted that tan - that was the best solution we could come up with...
Stuff stacked up in the laundry room so that the other rooms can be empty and ready for tile. You really should see all the bedrooms - they are crammed full, in no fantastic order...pretty funny.
Kitchen and unpainted wainscoating.
Painted wainscoating & a new opened up dining/living area. There used to be a 4 ft. wall coming from the front of the house in between these two rooms - right behind the door when it was swung open.
There you have it! It is beautiful, if I do say so. Wood floor in the living room and tile in the kitchen and guest room are next...
Thanks again for your prayers. Today, I woke up with an awful feeling that the kids' bikes had been stolen...I went over to the house later, and sure enough, Gracie's bike and Heath's treasured scooter were both gone. I have thought several times since we've been out of the house that I should lock them up in the shed, but I had extra stuff in there storing it while the work is happening and hadn't taken time to rearrange and make a spot for the bikes. Now, I'm sorry. Its hard for this country girl to learn to live in the city.
After that, I went to Target and had to report a guy I saw shoplifting... then Darrell got a call from our bank that someone in California is using our account... Ugh. I know it could be so much worse and after some time talking to God and releasing a few tears, things are OK again.
Looking forward to the sunrise tomorrow, Liz