“The Day that Didn’t”
Yesterday ended after we removed all the drywall from the master bedroom wall. But see all those electrical boxes? There are 5! And all of them have numerous cables running up and down and they all have to be removed before we can move on to the next phase.
Madison and I spent half the day pulling that electrical wiring up through the floor above us and down through the ceiling below us. We had access in the basement to pull the wires down because we removed the drywall on the basement ceiling before we started the kitchen reno. The second floor “whatever room” is above the Master bedroom and there is no access to the wiring between the floors. So we had to MAKE access!
We pulled up the carpet and cut out some of the subfloor. That was fun – NOT!
(So that is going to be awesome to deal with some day in the far away future!)
We were able to go and pick up materials today so it felt like we took one step forward!
We got 30 2×4’s and 10 sheets of drywall. I had no idea how much material we were going to need and I didn’t want a house full of materials and figured I’d go get more as needed.
What we got was plenty for the two of us to unload though!
Time to get something built!
My framing nailer was jammed! So Madison and I spent at least an hour taking it apart. I’ve never strained so hard trying to loosen 4 bolts! Stupid nailer doesn’t have a quick “unjam my ass” clamp! I almost went and purchased a new nailer but felt stubborn about fixing that one.
I had to use pliers to remove the nails. I have no idea HOW those two nails got into that position (criss cross with one upside down).
Then we spent another hour or more putting the nailer back together. And now it works!
And that is what we accomplished today.
There’s gonna’ be days!
AND WE ONLY HAVE 2 MORE!!!!!
Jake's a Girl says
Captain…There be whales!! 😀
I’m reading on day 3 and I’m still in shock. I can’t imagine what you guys feel like. I really did like that pantry. This new one is going to be better. I hope you take a pic. of Wes’ face when he comes in…Pretty Please. 😉 He loves and knows you so he won’t be surprised.
We are exhausted and kind of nervous! LOL
Murphy’s law gets ya every time. You are one brave woman. Right about now I’d be praying for a storm that would delay hubby’s flight for a day or three!
Hope everything goes your way today!! And you blow through your to-do list and more! Good luck!!
Julia Dettling says
I love your blog! I am in the middle of a similar renovation but we just got started in January. I have bought several of the tools you recommend and every one has been AWESOME!!! Thanks for all the great tips!
Awesome! Good luck with your reno too.
SHERYL MEKEMSON says
You go girls and Miss CanDos!
“Oh crap”…love it…Delayed flight home?
Seriously hoping for delays!
Whoo Hoo!! You 3 are taken care of business!! Is Wes blocked from this site? Can not wait to see tomorrows progress!
LOL Not blocked – but he won’t see it!
Aaaargh, you opened the floor now, so it’s too late. But if you need to do it in the future, have a look at this
It cuts a nice rebated hole, big enough for your hand to go through. Then the cover fits neatly. Especially useful for carpeted floors. You should have something similar in the USA.
Keeping my fingers crossed for you. It is even more work that I thought. Wish I could come and help you 🙂
Thanks for the recommendation. I have hole cutting tools but wanted to open up the floor because the cables going up through the ceiling were spread out significantly. This will be easy to patch and we had clear vision and access to everything we needed.