So, here's the view later than the one I showed last weekend. Some of the old subfloor is now gone and you can see through into my living room.
This is one of the views looking up from the living room. This was Monday and Tuesday.
Here's where they had to go before they could completely fix all the problems correctly- NO floor, and the upstairs of the house literally propped up from below!
I got to do a Meg Ryan in "Kate and Leopold". One of the days the contractors forgot to close the bathroom window, which they kept open hoping to keep the dust level down ( I guess it helped, haha) and I had to walk across those skinny, SKINNY beams to close it.
Finally, late yesterday afternoon, I got to take this picture:
That's the GOOD news. We have a fully functional bathroom- an expression which has been used repeatedly by my happy family in the last day. "I'm going to take a shower in out fully functional bathroom"; "I'm going to brush my teeth in our fully functional bathroom". Sure beats "I'm going out for dinner and a shower"- from my son several days ago, sure to become a famous family quote.
There's still some bad news. The living room ceiling still looks like this:
The sunporch still looks like this:
Every surface in the house looks like this:
And the really amazing, depressing thing is how the dust can get EVERYWHERE- even inside closed doors and drawers:
It's gonna take FOREVER to get rid of the mess. Christmas is going to be interesting, to say the least.
Whatever the situation though, I am wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
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