I think almost every blogger has the impulse gene.
Here it was, Sunday night, and Aaron, Karl and I were sitting around the table talking about the fascinating world of freeze-dried foods.
And I was blabbering about what a horrible DIYer I am, since I did nothing of “blog worth” this weekend. I had a sisters night, Orchestra rehearsal, and watched a whole season of One Tree Hill.
Aaron jokingly said, “We could knock out the wall, and that would give you something to write about.”
Aaron and Karl looked horrified at how serious I took that comment.
We decided that if we had a lesson about “The Walls of Jericho” coming down, we could make knocking down the wall our Sunday activity.
We buttoned up the furniture.
Take note that this is NOT load bearing. It is purely decorative. And purely ugly. And purely nonfunctional. And purely on its deathbed.
Not everyone is rich enough for a Bagster. So… we each had a garbage bag station.
We skipped the whole marching 7 times thing and dived straight into the demo. And we probably
shouted sang nicely “Joshua fought the battle of Jericho” while bashing hammers. Quality.
And what demo wouldn’t be complete without a dead bird hiding in the wall?
Karl took a sawzall to the top of the column.
At this point, things were getting straight cray. Hammers were flyin. Dust was flyin. House was rockin. I had to put my real camera away to protect it from the Great Dust Bowl of ’58, and use my cellular devise for pictures.
After the studs removed the studs, garbage bags were stapled up to protect the insulation. That was naturally the classiest solution to holes and gaps.
Now that the half wall is down, we can turn the table the OTHER way! It’s like winning a game of Tetris. And it also feels like we could fit at least 32 more people in here.
The gap isn’t as bad as I expected. We’ll be getting new flooring as soon as the pantry comes down. We can live around this gap in the mean time. I’m a Pitfall expert. Atari skillz run deep.
The ceiling feels so much taller. Half walls are the meanest optical illusion.
Here’s the big fat open.
It opens up the living room like a christmas present.
However, the view from the hallway is my absolute favorite.
We obviously have a little bit of work to do patching the wall & ceiling. And you know… finishing the unfinished basement project. But that isn’t stopping me from enjoying an open living space. Ain’t nobody got time for half walls!
And just like that, Aaron, Karl and Kenz learned about the walls of Jericho on a Sunday evening. It’s going to be an interesting day when we learn about Noah.
What spontaneous thing did you do this weekend?