So, here we are 2 weeks into our energy efficient project home and I have already learned a ton and moved a ton.
The first week was really about just starting. In addition to talking to roofers, water intrusion specialists, architects, contractors, and backhoe dudes, I am clearing the space. I have taken down 17 doors from inside the house. Yes, that’s 10 + 7 doors. That’s also 102 screws, in case you’re interested.
The previous owner loved divided space. I don’t, plus I need to see how the house flows. I have kept a refrigerator, stove, washer & dryer, medicine cabinet, those doors, and more out of the landfill by calling, pay attention, Junk Rescue. This brother team has started a great business that picks up what Habitat for Humanity can’t take. Junk Rescue is for profit, as opposed to Habitat for Humanity, but they take everything away for a reasonable price and put it to use if they possibly can. I highly recommend them!
I have also taken down a wall, and the front of the house and front stoop is completely clear of vegetation. This was done by a great backhoe company, Roger’s Backhoe & Concrete.
What is really becoming clear is I am learning. And while it is good to allow myself to learn, there is a time to call in the professional. The trick is to navigate that line very carefully to keep on budget and schedule.