Monday, December 05, 2005

The Laundry Quandry

We have a very cool old house, with one major flaw (outside of bad decorating); there is no utility room. Why? Honestly I have no idea. Our neighbors said they thought there used to be a room off of the breakfast nook, that was the utility room, but it had a fire and was torn down. I’m not sure if there was, there is no real evidence of a foundation there, but this house is 105 years old. Evidence sometimes is hard to find.

They changed an upstairs bedroom into a bathroom and removed the original bathroom, but left pipes and a drain. We are currently living with our washer upstairs where a shower used to be and the dryer in the kitchen where a stove plug is. No lugging the laundry up and down isn’t fun and it’s taking over.

Saturday Jonathan took a very heavy hammer and busted out the concrete shower floor. He finished removing the concrete Sunday. I helped some, but they tell you to limit lifting when your pregnant and concrete is never light. He has also removed some of the floorboards to replace the sub floor. He also took out a wall. We forgot to take a picture before, so I hope you enjoy the current pictures.

Our kitchen ceiling has been lowered for the original 10 ft to 8 ft and we now know why. The shower leaked on the ceiling and instead of removing and fixing it they lowered it. Most things done in this house were done half way. Sheetrock was put on without removing trim, so it over laps, plugs were put in and baseboards had to be cut, because the didn’t measure before they put it in. This wouldn’t be a big deal except that it has been done over and over again. We have lots of work to do. I wish our other house would sell so we had the cash to do more work on this one.


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