Broken Home Chronicles


The kitchen was not on the schedule!
Karl taking out the square door in the closet.
How do you make these walls flat now?
The kitchen was not on the schedule! Karl taking out the square door in the closet. How do you make these walls flat now?

Re-wiring a house?  That's easy.
These are the little holes we made to run the wire.  These holes ended up quite a bit bigger by the end of things.
Which wire is this?
Re-wiring a house? That's easy. These are the little holes we made to run the wire. These holes ended up quite a bit bigger by the end of things. Which wire is this?

To the attic with these wires.
You should see how much insulation there is in our attic! Had to shovel it out of the way.
Karl making repairs.  Notice that the holes are now bigger.
To the attic with these wires. You should see how much insulation there is in our attic! Had to shovel it out of the way. Karl making repairs. Notice that the holes are now bigger.

Now we are going to run cable, coax, speaker and network cables!
This room was done but now I feel we should open it back up.  Why?  Because I like the punishment.
Where are the coax and network cables?
Now we are going to run cable, coax, speaker and network cables! This room was done but now I feel we should open it back up. Why? Because I like the punishment. Where are the coax and network cables?

John is friggen nuts. I'm leaving.
Renovating a house ages you.
It snowed!
John is friggen nuts. I'm leaving. Renovating a house ages you. It snowed!

Apparently, drinking and inhaling ceiling plaster does affect your brain.
Strike a pose.
Ok, so we took this off again and added the speaker, coax, network and phone.  I actually took it apart one more time to add some more wires. Geek!
Apparently, drinking and inhaling ceiling plaster does affect your brain. Strike a pose. Ok, so we took this off again and added the speaker, coax, network and phone. I actually took it apart one more time to add some more wires. Geek!

Bedroom number two finally getting re-wired.
Damn vents are always in the way.
The smallest bedroom had the least amout of damage. Should have cut-up the wall in this room instead of the other.
Bedroom number two finally getting re-wired. Damn vents are always in the way. The smallest bedroom had the least amout of damage. Should have cut-up the wall in this room instead of the other.

Tools of the trade.
Bedroom2 re-wiring complete.
Removing the sparkles from bedroom 3.
Tools of the trade. Bedroom2 re-wiring complete. Removing the sparkles from bedroom 3.

We are making it snow! Mike and myself scraping the old sparkle stipple ceilings.  This ceiling was a real biatch.
We live for renovating.  Thanks to everyone who Jenny conned into helping us scrape this last ceiling!
Our kitchen with no counter and sink.  We just wanted to remove the tiles behind the counter and ...
We are making it snow! Mike and myself scraping the old sparkle stipple ceilings. This ceiling was a real biatch. We live for renovating. Thanks to everyone who Jenny conned into helping us scrape this last ceiling! Our kitchen with no counter and sink. We just wanted to remove the tiles behind the counter and ...

What a mess.
So, I guess we will redo the walls and rewire the place while we are at it.
See those nasty vents on the left. Three vents in that wall.  We are going to remove them.
What a mess. So, I guess we will redo the walls and rewire the place while we are at it. See those nasty vents on the left. Three vents in that wall. We are going to remove them.

Stay out of the way! Jenny is on the war path.
This is a lot of work. Tired.
Oh yeah, we decided to redo the floors with tile so we removed the old linoleum floor.
Stay out of the way! Jenny is on the war path. This is a lot of work. Tired. Oh yeah, we decided to redo the floors with tile so we removed the old linoleum floor.

Kitchen wall coming down.
Damn, I cut the wrong part off!
The new half wall looking from the kitchen.
Kitchen wall coming down. Damn, I cut the wrong part off! The new half wall looking from the kitchen.

Check out those big studs!
Insulating the outer walls.
The window from the dinning room side. Ran out of regular drywall so I ended up using some of our aqua board.  A new fashion statement!
Check out those big studs! Insulating the outer walls. The window from the dinning room side. Ran out of regular drywall so I ended up using some of our aqua board. A new fashion statement!

Before the door
Cutting out the bricks.
The new door
Before the door Cutting out the bricks. The new door

Another shot of the new door.
The outside view of the new door.
Just what I always wanted - Backdoor access!.
Another shot of the new door. The outside view of the new door. Just what I always wanted - Backdoor access!.