Demoleissön!

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First there were walls. Then there weren’t!

The entire basement was demo’d out. Before that, I went through everything with color-coded stickers. “Keep”, “toss”, and “recycle”.

Some stuff went to Urban Ore (http://urbanore.com/), which is a nonprofit reuse & salvage store in Berkeley. We shop there a lot, made sense to donate the stuff we wouldn’t use there as well. They also got our other vintage stove. The third clawfoot tub we had went to Tom, the skilled craftsman of the crew, with whom I’ve had many long conversations around old homes and restoration. Cool dude. A lot of stuff we will end up reusing. Some of the stuff just went on the curb. The basement apartment’s materials were variopus vintages of the “cheapest available”, so there weren’t any absolute treasures there. Someone was impressed that I knew the sink cabinet to be 1990’s Ikea.

As you can see from one of those pics, they took out the rest of the chimney. Now you can see the basement from the living room. And you can see the crazy lady peeking from the living room into the basement, if you’re in the basement, measuring and planning, like Sami was.

My back yard is filled with construction debris. Luckily it wasn’t a very lush yard to begin with.

 

Purkuhommia

Koko kellari purettiin. Ensin oli seinät, sitten ei. Myös piippu lähti. Sen tiilet on takapihalla odottamassa tulevaa käyttötarkoitustaan. Nyt näkee olkkarista kellariin, ja kellarista olkkarin kurkkijan.

Ennen tätä pyörremyrskyä, merkkasin kaikki alakerran asunnon kamat värikoodatuin tarroin, että meneekö se roskiin, kierrätykseen vai omaan käyttöön. Iso osa roinasta meni kierrätyskeskukseen, melko vähän roskiin. Alakerran asunnon materiaalit oli eri aikakausilta, mutta pääasiassa aikansa halpiksia, ei siellä ollut mitään kovin ihmeellistä säilytettävää, ysäri-Ikeaa ja sensellaista.