With the new windows and doors due to arrive any day now, the carpenters came early to start tearing up the old cement slab in the back of the house...
Although the slab was cracked and heaved....it did not come out as easy as we had anticipated.
Whoever put that in back in the 70's intended for it to stay for eternity.
Eternity didn't happen!
With the help of a jackhammer, sledge hammers, pry bars, wire cutters and the bobcat. It's gone.
The parking slab in the front of the house was nothing compared to getting that beast of a patio slab out. Sheez!
I've been on a cleaning tear...aka...Terror!...and spent an entire day cleaning out the walk-in closet in the bedroom and the bathroom cabinets. Eight hours spent cleaning 3 rooms...What the heck?
Actually, I have a one year rule...If I have something in my closet, barring certain expensive or really dressy items...that I haven't worn at least once in the last year....
For the most part, I buy 2nd hand clothes and clearance items anyway, so I always figure I'd rather have a few items that I really like to wear and not have to dig through a bunch of stuff I'm not going to wear anymore anyway.
Lo and behold....
I actually got MH to go through his Harley Davidson shirt collection. The man has hundreds of HD shirts that he has collected from all over the U.S. and the world. He doesn't wear them much anymore though. I was finally able to convince him to let me wash them all up and seal them into airtight bags and store them...Not in the closet!
They were taking up 90% of his side of the closet and he didn't have room to put the clothes he actually wears away.
Needless to say...I am a happy camper about that little project finally being done.
Well, except for the fact I have about 10-15 loads of shirts to wash, dry, fold and get put in those bags and stored yet.
I don't want to waste all of this beautiful fall weather working inside the house, but I have to get a few projects done and stuff put away temporarily so the carpenters will be able to come in to fix the ceiling, build my book case and get new base board put up throughout the house. That will take care of all of the interior work, except the new lighting.
Boy, is it ever going to be nice to not look around and think...'I wished that was finished.'