Last week I finally managed to get the rest of the house packed up and shipped out. This was a tricky situation because our stuff is going in about four different directions. I have nothing but great things to say about the Public Storage pods- even the charming ex-cons that came by to pack them. When we're ready for them, we just call them up and they deliver the pods back to our front driveway. Love it. The house was completely vacated by Friday and the demolition derby started Saturday morning. The only thing that will remain upstairs is the framing and the windows. Otherwise, all the drywall, ceilings, and flooring is coming up and out. I only poked my nose in the front door and it's crazy in there. I'll hopefully post some pics later. We've been waiting for years to get to this part in the renovations! It's very exciting. The framing will begin this Saturday and should take no more than three days.
T still hasn't finished taping and sanding the downstairs. The painting of the downstairs must begin as soon as the demo is done upstairs. He is so close to being finished. Hopefully, when I go back to the house in a moment, he will be there hard at work. It is now week six since he started the drywall.
We're staying at various amazing friends' houses while the renovations continue. Now that we're out, I need to work on finalizing any framing decisions for this weekend.