Wednesday, August 24, 2005

bull doze it off

our house was officially a lost cause and scheduled for the bull dozer. the foundation under the back half of the house was gone. lord knows what was holding it together.

tabitha’s father mike and i dug out the old rotting floor joists and most of the flooring. we put in new cement piers & pressure treated floor joist. this was no easy job since it meant slithering around on our stomachs and backs in previously spider infested nether regions. We worked 12-14 hour days for three weeks straight jacking up the entire house and repairing the foundation.

we were so proud of our new floor that we decided to put tile down. Ttabitha and i both love tile flooring and we were lobbying for it heavily. house repairs have progressed quickly and it doesn’t seem like the same place. new life is breathed into this old girl and we now love her.


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BeanMama said...

Wow. What a lot of work, Karl. It must feel so wonderful to be literally creating a home for your family.

stella said...

when i read your first sentence, i thought you meant you were having it dozed!

wow. what an amazing amount of work to do in such a short period of time. it must be a great feeling to know you single-handedly saved it!

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