This is what we do for the joy of the King,
For His peaceable Kingdom,
For a world in despair.
And this is why we bring any hope we can give,
Any bread from the table,
Any touch of His hand.
This is what we do.
This is where we go.
This is why we sing.
This is how we live.
This is who we are.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

First Day In Kitchen Remodel - October 15 - DEMO!!

Last look at the old kitchen

John Clark (left) is our contractor.
The guy is amazing.  We've seen his work and
trust him completely.  The guy to the right is
Jose.  John's brother Barry is his other assistant.

Lyn and John going over some last
minute details.

One of the things we appreciate about
John and his team is their professionalism
and thoroughness.  They made sure every
possible surface was carefully protected 
before starting demolition.

Plywood and plastic everywhere

Even the living room got protection

This is how things were looking mid-day.

Kinda pathetic, huh?

They parked the trucks under the family room
and kitchen windows so they could toss
things down.  I'm sure it was noisy--but
very time-saving.

The original builders were very sloppy in
 the construction.  Nothing was level.
There was a 1.5 inch incline in the floor
itself.  The ceiling wasn't much better.
(Note Jose's fingers sticking through the gap 
between the bottom of the ceiling 
and the top of the level. 
 Sad.  :(

Demo complete.  I suppose it's too
late to change our minds now!

Behold, all the old things have passed
away...all things become new.


The Craftypigs said...

This is exciting! Very cool

Brazenlilly said...

I think remodels are so exciting! Of course, having no kitchen surely isn't that fun, but the end result will be worth it. My in-laws happen to be doing a total demo and remodel in their kitchen too! Keep it coming when the pics get interesting.

Erin said...

How cool! You won't even know what the old kitchen looked like, before long. Keep us posted!

johnsonandjohnson said...

love the will be fun to see the before and after

Heidi said...

Very excited to see the finished product.

In this time of transition, may I suggest that you refrain from watching the movie The Money Pit.

It's going to be beautiful! Keep the pictures coming!