|Permission to move forward|
When last I posted about the progress of the garage conversion for our middle daughter, I shared with you the destruction of what was our garage and storage room. (* see all back posts HERE) . We had high hopes that by this point in time, almost a month into it we would be nearly finished, but with expected and quite a few unexpected delays that is not the case. Perhaps more like a little more than half way done. Each day we start with high hopes of what is /was promised to be accomplished and each day we end with a readjustment of reality. I guess that is just the way that it goes in construction. Many of you have been asking for updates none the less, so I have snapped photos along the way and will share them now. Hopefully the next time I post about the progress it will be dramatic! Of course we are looking forward to the day it is done and the fun part, the decorating can begin!
|Bare bones in the beginning....|
|No more garage door or storage wall! Even some of the|
fence had to be removed...for now.
|Unexpected delays and costs always arrive...|
when walls were removed, rotted away boards were found.
|The plumber begins marking out where the future|
plumbing for the bath and kitchenette will go.
|A new window... well the beginnings.|
|Matt and Mitch of Mac's Remodeling |
working hard, side by side....
The new door to the bedroom gets enlarged,
helping to make a nice and open floor plan.
|sneeking a peek through the window of the plumbing|
|Another window...it actually will be|
bigger than this, letting lots of natural light
into the soon to be apartment.
|Remember the marks the plumber was making?|
Soon the old window opening will be gone
and that will be the wall of the shower!
|Work continues... does not look like much does it?|
|Soon there will be a back door here. Half glass to let more|
light in. OH and a new sidewalk to the side too!
|Not much left of the shed is there??|
RE supporting the sheds ceiling... there will still be a dip,
can not be helped, but it is strong none the less.
|Hubby chips in to remove remainder of rotting siding.|
|Ditch dug, some of the plumbing for|
sewer in ...even part of my new sidewalk
had to be removed, but it will be replaced.
|To save buying new concrete, the piece will just be flipped|
back into place.
|Hard at work!|
|The junk pile grows|
|Sewer connection done!|
|Walls closed in now, and spaces for|
new windows( the rectangles) , high enough for privacy .
|Bedroom wall, nearly like a real room!|
|Some clean up to make way for new|
|Youngest chips in to remove old stucco from around|
windows, both the new one, and the old one to be
|The hammer was not doing it, so time to buy a new tool....|
|...and a well deserved pop cycle break.|
|Dad shows how it is done...|
|Back to work.|
|That is until the future resident of the apartment|
arrives and then she takes over while youngest
practices her knife throwing in the distance.
|She loves that tool!|