HOKITIKA'S RENO UPDATE

HOKITIKA'S RENO UPDATE

Another episode from the Hokitika Reno at Revell:

Week 1:
Day 0:
Arrived from Nelson and got started right away. Container delivered. All old carpet removed and taken to the backyard to use in landscaping. Set up a storage area/tool room in the west bedroom.
Day 1:
Old brick open fireplaces (south bedroom and lounge) removed. Trying to think of a way to use old bricks instead of dumping!?! Still pondering this.
Day 2:
Lounge cleared and made into temporary living space for a family of 3. Cut holes in north and south bedroom ceiling for access to an area after lowering ceilings. Framed north bedroom ceiling preparing to lower.
Day 3:
Officially moved into the home. We are now living at the Reno on Revell Street. Set up the kitchen so it is usable but temporary. Wife on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Rearranged lounge to better accommodate family living needs and Leela napping area.
Made existing fireplace workable until we are ready to install a new fireplace. It was a little dodgy when we moved in but we feel good about it now. Arranged 5 different gates/block off areas to give Leela safe boundaries.
Day 4:
The rain finally let up a bit. Rearranged kitchen and lounge to better accommodate living, sleeping, and eating in reno home.
Laid carpet in the backyard, including a path to the beach. Added more bench space to the kitchen. Built shelves in a container to feel more organized and able to get to timber sitting at the bottom of the pile of stuff. Fixed loan on the mortgage.
Day 5:
Rain stopped. Morning walk with Leela on the beach. Rearrange sleeping and living area (done for a while). Chop wood and organize wood in the shed. (Ah, that feels better) kitchen and organize kitchen essentials (Ah, that feels better) Cut down 3 meters deep of bamboo in the backyard. Neighbours didn't know the fence existed. Dump run and pick up fireguard from the tip shop. Made pizza. YUM :)
Day 6:
Frame ceiling in south bedroom to lower. Frame fireplace hole in the south bedroom. Visit the council to purchase a permit for a new fireplace, shop for a new fireplace.
Day 7:
Rent GIB lifter. Purchase GIB. Unload GIB before it rains. GIB most of north and south bedroom ceiling, just the edges to go.