Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Susie returned to New Mexico in early October for the last phase of the cabin renovation. Jon Lloyd & Michele McGrath were co-conspirators and invaluable help. The task at hand was to remove the remaining walls on the interior of the original cabin, to make it one large open space. We attacked with the big guns -- sawzall & sledge hammers.
The first phase of that project was the easiest part .... DEMOLITION!!!! We attacked the least complicated walls first and left the walls with all the electrical outlets until the very last. We have had quite a time keeping all the wiring sorted out, but we still have working outlets & overhead lights, so we must have done something right. Our electrician, Joe Garcia (Little Joe), will have a time sorting out this wiring arrangement.
During the removal of interior walls, we discovered the "winter stash" of one of our woodland furry friends. Very interesting melange of bedding and nuts.
The cabin is now a lovely, open space with (as they say on HGTV) great flow. We get lots of interior light from all the windows, and the cabin is much brighter. Obviously, there is not much substance to the space at this time. Tune in again to see the newly rearranged kitchen area.