Here we are, at the actual beginning of the project. I took pictures for you all last night! Probly not as exciting to you as it is to me, but I don't care. Nyah.
This is the wall that will be torn down. The window on the right will be moved over about 2 feet in order to make room for the extension of the bedroom inside. The window on the left is our "master" bedroom. That's basically where the door to the new bathroom will be. Yay! (Oh, and all the wires and stuff? That's for our AC unit. The contractor saw it for the first time yesterday, since it was actually moved last week. He told me it was NOT done properly, and will be fixed...those lines and cords and stuff are supposed to be moved behind where the AC unit is now sitting. I told him I was really glad to hear that! I hadn't thought to ask him about it, but it looks like shit and wouldn't be convenient to repair should anything go wrong, since they're right where the new crawlspace will be located.)
This is the hole from the side. This shows just how big the new addition is going to be. I'm so fucking excited about the size of it, I can't even express myself properly about it. I just get all weepy and whiny and start drooling. So it's best I move on now.
THIS is the big ol' pile of dirt that was dragged out of said hole. I think Jake is reveling in the majesty of it all. "How long would it take for me to create a pile like that?" I bet he's wondering. Little asshole might just be working on that under the deck, dammit.
And here's a mini-pile that they left on another side of the yard. Because, you know, fucking up one part of the lawn isn't really enough...must make a mess of as much of the yard as possible, please. Aaaand, the "waste" line breakage. Yes, it's not good. I actually went to the gym in Olathe this morning to shower, since I felt pretty bad about pushing anything more out of that pipe than really needed to be pushed out, you know? Fortunately for them, I don't shit as much at night as I do in the morning, so the damage should be relatively minimal for them to have to clean up. Again, it's their own damned fault they weren't prepared for this, so I don't feel all that bad. And I'm really, really glad that we'll have new pipe installed to replace the old ceramic one that was there. It's going to work much better over time, I'm sure.
I'm sure I'll have some more great pics to take when I get home tonight, so be prepared for that tomorrow! I have other stuff I'll post later today, but I'm spreading it out. Because I'm all about the suspense, baby.