ANOTHER HOKITIKA RENO UPDATE

ANOTHER HOKITIKA RENO UPDATE

Week 6

Day 36: Bought more GIB. Laid the floor in the laundry.

Day: 37: GIB West bedroom walls.

Day 38: GIB lounge walls. Fire and flue installed. Plumber started to work on laundry and toilet.

Day 39: Fire certified. Broke in the fire, burned all day to burn off paint fumes in the fireplace. Landline and Internet hooked up.
Day 40: Made sunset seat. Replaced window in the lounge. Finished installing GIB in the lounge
Day 41: Bought more timber. Prime weatherboards (this is an ongoing project, priming a few weatherboards at a time when having a minute and the sun is out to dry. No covered area to work on this kind of project.) Exposed sewer line. Moved seat to a higher spot.
Day 42: Worked on the porch area. Dug out more sand and put beam and steps in. Figured out kitchen layout.
Week 7
Day 43: Removed third and final fireplace in the kitchen. Now there is a large hole in the kitchen. Big job. Spent rest of day gardening.
Day 44: Tip run. Cement and junk from the fireplace. Built hot water cylinder stand.
Day 45: Started exposing bathroom floor and walls. Chopped firewood removed from the house.
Day 46: Family time. Took wife and baby to the airport, off to the USA for 7 weeks and summer. They are ready for a vacation from the renovation. Started PHASE II of renovation, ready to move renovation into bathroom and kitchen. House is now less livable.
Day 47: Rip down the kitchen ceiling. Rebuilt kitchen floor. Friends stopped by and helped to chop wood and digging.
Day 48/49: Work in Nelson for the day.