January 20, 2011

Demoliton Day!!

The Hubby & I moved into this house in the fall of 2003.  And I have wanted to take out the island from the first year we moved in.  However, it took until now to convince Hubby that this was a good idea.  As soon as he sort of agreed, I set a date and called in the troops.  Sorry the pictures are blurry, we were laughing quite a bit.
The Troops-The Quilter(right side) & S'up Girrl(left)
The Quilter immediately declared herself project manager due to carpel tunnel issues that prevented her of being any use otherwise.  She did bring the necessary tools, but I guess she didn't want to be called the
go-fer-girl.  Her hubby, The Deputy, loaded the vehicle and made sure she had safety glasses.
 First thing, I popped the counter top off-a few strong hits with the sledge hammer
 Then the project manager tried to use her cordless drill.  Thankfully, the union rep stepped in.
 This was sort of a (belated) birthday present for me, so they decorated the wall before knocking it down.  Or maybe no matter how old you get, coloring on the walls is always fun!
 My cake is bursting into flames, but she did put butterflies on it.  I also got a present, and I'm not sure if that says snort or short.
 SA-WING!  Must say, that was fun! 
 She's all ready and dressed appropriately with her jammies, boots and safety glasses-I mean, she is the union rep, after all.  Look closely, I tried to open my present, but no luck- union rep jokes that there must be to much tape on it.
 Project manager did a couple one arm swings, if you look, you can see that she did manage to dent the island.
 Then we loosened it from the floor
The Hubby wasn't really aware that this was going on, so they wrote him a note.
 And the best part of the demolition came when the project manager put her foot at the top of the island and pushed it over!  Yes, we were ridiculously happy about it!
 It was a quick and relatively easy job, even with clean up.  The union rep and I came up with possible responses from The Hubby when he came home to find that part of the house was missing.
 Going to have to play around with where to put the furniture.  We still have remodeling to do-new lighting, a functional island in the kitchen, lastly new floors.  However, this change gives me a great deal of satisfaction.
Happy Thoughts, Everyone!

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