Thursday, April 19, 2007

21 to go

Well $4320 later and I have 22 new concrete and 2 steel stumps - and those 3 lounge room windows open better than ever!!!

There is still the front 21 stumps to go - will be fantastic to have the veranda level instead of the disaster it is now.

Steve from Kitchen Works phoned - quoted me for a laminex kitchen and laundry cabinets (inc kitchen sink and lever tap) $7940. A vanity unit from wall to wall (ie 2.1m) for $1330 (no basins). At least I have some figures to work on now.

Tomorrow, a guy from GJames Glass and Aluminium is quoting on replacement windows for the laundry/kitchen and the shower screen. Also a builder is quoting on raising the lintel in the wall between the kitchen/laundry area.

The pedicure...

Who thought my stumps were so bad? It is amazing what lies beneath the ground. What was holding my house up?

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

The first 15

Today, the restumpers arrived at 7am - I have decided to get the stumps for the kitchen, lounge and bathroom done over the next two days. At least this will mean that the back of the house will be level. So I arrived home after work today to find my house perched on some new concrete stumps, shiny ant capping, dryinng concrete and a bottle jack per stump.
One thing I discovered though is that now my three lounge room windows are now jammed shut - no one is going to break in through these now!!!

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Restumping finally booked!!

Another 3 cubic metre skip of rubbish removed in the week. And what have I done over my week after Easter - well it does seem like too much now that I only have a few photos. I have been to Reece and Tradelink plumbing - both have sales on at the moment and I have pretty much selected my new shower, toilet, taps and accessories. I also had Steve from Kitchenworks come around and measure up to quote for my kitchen - will be another week or so before I know what the damage is. And yes, the stumping guy, Norm, is coming this Thursday and Friday to replace the stumps under the kitchen, bathroom, and those terrible ones under the front stairs. There are my new removable shelfs and desk I designed for the middle bedroom. And then I replaced the three casement stays (thank god I know what they are called now!).

We got the dining room table and chairs out of the shed, so now the sleepout is my dining room.

I have done my first carpentry job today - some construction rather than destruction. I put in a timber strip at the doorway between the dining room and middle bedroom to hide a 10mm gap in the floorboards.

Snail found in ceiling

Well after spending a few days in Brisbane with my family for the Easter weekend - the past week has been a whirlwind of more demolition and cleaning.

Dad battled with the old pantry and won where previously I have been defeated by the tin lining.

I had managed to strip out the cupboard down the other end a couple of months ago.

The pantry has now been completely gutted including all old fibro and even the ceiling.

And here is the snail shell that was found about the cross beam...