Work never really “stops.” I think we all know that. Out here is the same as anywhere else. However, sometimes the work is a little more exciting than other times. This weekend was one of those times.
The MRF board president organized a work day out here. He brought in a variety of workers, including a contractor, to do some major overhaul in the one big remodel. Brian spent the day Saturday working with these men and getting quite a bit done. He was very thankful for the help since if they hadn’t come, most of this work would’ve fallen to just Brian. He so appreciated the help and they got a lot accomplished. They:
- built the center wall dividing the two living rooms
- demolished a bathroom and a bedroom to prepare for a new kitchen on one side
- traced water lines in a wall, which involved tearing through the wall to find them
- moved outlets and lights around to accommodate the two houses as well as the new apartment
- put in the second door for the new apartment
He came home tired, but grateful. This was such a big help! I asked him if they have a deadline and he informed me that the one side is booked for sometime in March. So, yes, there is a definite deadline for at least one half of the duplex!
Another work day is planned for this coming Saturday. Eventually, we’d love to have help with simple things like painting and arranging furniture and organizing the kitchen. Everything will have to be moved back in, arranged, and set up before people come enjoy the new accommodations. The entire duplex will not need to be completed by March; just one side (the side that already has a kitchen and bathroom in place).
If you’re in the area and interested in helping out, Brian is the one to talk to! It won’t be right away – we’re talking more like February – but it’s still good to plan ahead. I hope to get some pictures of the work soon so you can see the progress.
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