We had our first (major) injury at the house this week. Still waiting on the worker’s comp claim.
Oh wait. We have no means to receive or process a worker’s comp claim.
Ryan’s dad lost his balance, fell off the yellow stool below and bruised his rib. The doctors initially thought it was a fracture, but regardless, it’s still a total bummer. Ryan and his dad have the same genes. They both get hurt far too often. (See this for proof of Ryan’s penchant for injuries.) We hope Steve has a speedy recovery… because we love him (and because we could really use his help with plumbing). 😉
But, progress was still made, and here are the hellos and goodbyes of week 9.
All the radiators and water pipes came out this week. And, the boiler was pulled out. That puppy is not light. These things filled three truckloads, and now all the rooms look bigger without the radiators.
We weren’t able to sell them in the time frame we were hoping, so we gave them to the same guy who took down the garage, the fence and all the cabinets. He helped Ryan take everything out and then he loaded them off to scrap them. It took half the time and much less effort on our part. It kind of breaks my heart that those lovely, working radiators are going to be scrapped, but such is life. No time to waste.
We also loaded up all the junk that was piling up in the basement and took it to the dump last weekend. Good riddance.
Much of my time was spent prepping and painting. I want to get the foundation painted before it gets cold, so first I filled all the cracks with mortar repair compound. Then, I got to painting this ugly red/maroon a clean, crisp white.
My dad brought over the skid steerer and took out all the black top from where the old, puny garage stood. Then he removed all the (surprise!) concrete that was under the black top.
14 DUMP TRAILER LOADS later… all the concrete is gone. And pretty soon, we’ll be able to say…