We got the ceiling out on Saturday and on Sunday we were able to get another panel done. I know this isn’t that impressive for the people who bang out an entire demo in one weekend but we just can’t do that. Our kids are just old enough that if we send them to the backyard they can play semi-nicely for about an hour, sometimes two hours before their sweet sibling love dissolves into fighting. So, that is our window of time. We get about an 1-2 hours on most weekends. Some weekends we have time to work on both Saturday and Sunday, most weekends we don’t.
We do what we can, while we can, and slowly make progress. I have to say though, the inner skins coming down feels like a HUGE step. We are almost ALMOST done with demo and then we get to put our Alice back together again!
This is where we left off on Saturday. On Sunday we dressed project appropriate instead of weather appropriate. It was hot working in Alice in the 78 degree heat with long sleeve and pants, but after all the itching and discomfort from the insulation demo on Saturday we knew it was better to be hot than have our skin covered in that awful pink insulation!
Just like the ceiling panel, we removed all the rivets but this time around we had to make sure all the window screens were off too.
You can see Tim pulling down the skin panel in the video below.
After the skin was down we were left with mice nested insulation.
When Tim was pulling down the skin, an acorn came falling down. The mice had made themselves quite at home.
The insulation came down in mostly big pieces. We pulled all the loose stuff off but we will have to come back and scrub away the rest later. We will wait until all the inner skin is down before we do that.
We will not be able to work on Alice next weekend because of the Holiday and the weekend after that is Michael’s birthday so it will be a while before we can work again. We are so close to the end of demo that it is disappointing that we can’t work more often and for longer periods of time but we have to balance Alice reno with family time, work time, household upkeep time and sleep. There are just not enough hours in the day.
BUT I must stay positive. We are making progress! I can’t wait until we get all the skins down and we can scrub the rest of the insulation away.