19 Jan

The day has come, and I know a few people might be upset about this, but this is progress and the basement bar HAD to go. God knows when this thing was built but it looks like it was “upgraded” with wood paneling in the ’70s.
There was rotten wood at the base plates and drywall that had clearly been wet at some point. The base plates were sitting right on the cement floor, which is not a good idea. Wood that is not pressure treated should not be in direct contact with cement because it tends to pull the moisture that is naturally present in cement and be wet all the time, which causes it to rot out. The bar itself and the wall behind it and around the refrigerator all suffered from this issue, so I’m quite glad we got rid of it.
Some of our visitors have remarked that it was cool or perhaps kitschy but we don’t feel any need to hide in the basement because we live here and there’s no one to hide from and we are allowed to hang out in the main house.


the bar in its former glory


the back side of the rear wall, which was also full of old gross wiring.



the bar’s last stand


the empty space where the bar once stood


part of one 920 pound load to the dump, I think we’ve got at least 3 more loads to go.


2 Responses to “Barmeggedon”

  1. Marcella January 20, 2012 at 10:50 AM #

    How many people are in your demolition crew? That’s an amazing amount of work for you to have done
    Besides being impressed by your energy, your writing skills are also impressive! ❤ Mom S

    • Jerry January 23, 2012 at 11:21 AM #

      Just one of us! although I do have a volunteer who may be willing to help out.
      The writing skills are impressive, but I do have my co-author to thank for proofreading help. I tend to write the posts on my phone so little slip-ups can occur.

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